Help me evaluate an offer
I have an offer from a consulting/that specializes in investing public funds and/or telling public entities where to invest those funds. The official title for the position is "Asset Management Analyst".
I was very surprised to see the pay: 43K + 2K sign on bonus. Is this inline with industry averages? Do you think I'm in a position to negotiate for more?
As for my background - Econ and math at nontarget undergrad, target MSF, 3.5 gpa, good internships.
My goal has always been S&T but this was a abysmal recruiting season and I didn't get any offers and neither did many of my friends.
I also have another offer, a sales role at a large consulting/best practices firm in DC. Pay is 40k +sign on + commission on sourcing new business. The culture is pretty cool, lot's of young people and the location is great.
How should I proceed from here? There is going to be another round of recruiting next semester so I still have my hopes up but I'm worried if I turn down either of these offers I'll be shit out of luck , graduating with 100k in debt and no job offers. But I just think that the pay is bullshit, especially considering the position (analyst) and that I just laid down 60k for a fucking masters.
Thanks for any advice guys. This economy is fucking brutal.