I graduated in 09 with a BA in Economics from Fordham with so-so grades - mainly because school bored me.
I have a job interview next week at Oppenheimer & Co in NYC as a broker trainee /financial planner. I'm interested in being a broker/financial planner but also interested in trading. My interest kind of leads more to trading. Am I wasting my time even applying for a broker trainee position?
I've heard different things about working at Op some positive and some negative. What are your thoughts? Is it a good starting place or am I best to try somewhere else? I realize I am not going to start off at GS or any other top tier. Is Op a good place to start or am I better off at an independent brokerage or even a Merrill branch office would be better?
Thanks for the advice.