Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and would like some recommendations on my upcoming move to NYC. I read a few older threads on similar topics and got an idea of the difficult situation I'm in considering I graduated from a non-target (UCSB, to be specific). Any comments, recommendations, and insights that can help prepare me for the job hunt ahead is much appreciated.
Here are my credentials:
- I graduated with a 3.75 GPA in Economics and Mathematics
- I'm a male, but not white.
- I interned at Northwestern Mutual; turned down their offer
- I took the CFA I exam in December, and am confident that I passed (though we don't find out until February)
- I have about 15 thousand dollars saved up
- I have a free place to stay in Brooklyn, 10 minutes from the subway.
- My ultimate goal is to land something in the BB (IB/ER), but am willing start from boutiques, PWM and back-office small banks
Most people responded with "not a good idea" , "absurd" , "you'll regret it" in the other posts and I understand because the other OPs aren't as fortunate enough to have a free place to stay and many plan on relying on credit cards to survive. Given my circumstances, is the move rational? too risky? worth the shot?
Thanks in advance.