Hey fellow monkeys,
Please help me out here. I am going to graduate from a top technical university in Germany soon with a master degree in electrical engineering. However in the second year at school I realized this is not the place which I want to end up with. Then I started reading financial books and materials from webs. My ultimate goal is to break into PE or IBD.
My plan is to firstly apply for a top master program in finance within Europe. I've contacted with few b-schools, seems like it won't be a problem for me to receive an offer from one of them. But the problem is I've missed out the application deadline for 2012 fall because of some stupid reasons. So I have to wait for another year. How should I spend this gap year? Would one year's experience in industry be helpful for the future career in finance, or I should just try as hard as I can to find a finance relevant position, or even this whole MSF idea is totally nonsense?
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!