Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone might be able to advise me on an effective job search in New York, given the difficult current job climate. I currently live in Toronto, Canada and attend the University of Waterloo in the mathematics and finance program. My GPA is currently 3.85/4 with 5 courses remaining. As a part of my degree I need to do 6 co-op/internship placements of 4 months each (I am currently doing my fifth and have my sixth lined up starting in May).
I am graduating in December 2021 and hoping to move to New York and start working in January 2022. I have a variety of experiences including as a derivatives trader and an investment associate at two (separate) family offices, an Analyst at CPP Investments (my current position) and an upcoming equity quantitative research position at National Bank Financial.
I was wondering when you think it would be appropriate to start applying to jobs? I am hoping to break into a hedge fund, PE firm,, Asset/Wealth management, etc. My top choices would be the first 3.
Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!