Long time lurker first time poster. I'm a senior at a target school (think Wharton/Harvard) and I got a return offer from the sales and trading division of one of the better banks (think GS/MS/JPM) which I accepted sooner than I probably should have. Anyway, at my school there's been a lot of buyside full-time recruiting that has almost wrapped up and I think I've missed out on a huge opportunity to go straight to the buyside.
So my question is, can I lateral to the buyside after a couple of months at my current job if I network really hard. Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of respect for S&T and think it's a great career path but, at the end of the day, I think I might have been cut out for more of an investing/fundamental role. So the question, I suppose, is how much does S&T pigeonhole you and is it still possible to transfer if you do it early? Hell, bankers start recruiting again after 6 months for all sorts of places so can the same be said for S&T?
Thanks a lot everyone.