I'm a mechanical engineer and I've been out of school for about four years now. I'm looking to break into finance but I can't even apply to entry-level positions at the major banks. I graduated from an Ivy League university with a 3.4 GPA but my alma mater won't allow me to join the recruiting process since the current seniors are also looking for jobs.
Sending my resume through the banking websites seems to be a black hole. Can anybody offer any advice? Particularly engineers who were in a similar situation?
from engineering to wall street full time
For an experienced engineer looking to break into Wall Street, there are a few avenues that our users recommended.
The first option would be to go and get an MBA at a top school. Going back to school will allow you to pivot into the financial services industry as all the top banks recruit associates out of MBA programs.
Alternatively, our users shared that the OP could pursue project management and engineering focused job paths such as risk management, financial technology, and trading platforms at major firms. However, other users noted that this could result in you becoming pigeonholed into those career tracks if you want to find yourself in a more traditional front office career track.
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