Monkeys... Need your advice on whether to go get top MPA (SIPA/HKS/Princeton) after my MBA
So I'm on my last year at usc, and my passion is somewhere in infrastructure / project finance or even public finance, due to my background, but I haven't had any success breaking in... I didn't like my internship in corp banking, so I'm not going back.
My modeling (project finance) skills is so-so and pretty basic because I pretty much taught myself. My problem is that I can't really come in as associate because of limited modeling/finance experience, and overqualified to come in as an analyst due to years of engineering experience.
The other problem is that I'm in west coast, while a lot of these gigs are in NY.
From a linkedin search I found some MPAs from HKS/SIPA/Princeton working in project / infrastructure finance, and so I'm thinking of doing the EMPA/Mid-Career MPA.
So my question is: is it worth it for me to get into one of these program to break in to infra finance? Thinking about it, I probably won't get the PF modeling skills, but the name should land some interviews...? Then again, I'm not sure what good is landing interviews if I don't have the modeling skills or have the experience...