So, a bit of a background - I'm a soon-to-graduate engineer that's currently looking at MSc in Finance programs in Europe to get into IB. Reasons? Initially, it was the money, but after diving deeper into the field, I've discovered that the work is pretty interesting too. I know that life would suck, especially for the first couple of years, but I'm willing to put up with it. My family has struggled a lot, and I'd like to ensure a safe future for them.
Moving on, I'm primarily interested in working with distressed assets and other special situations through restructuring, and would thus like to work in the 'Restructuring' group of a BB or MM, or with an EB in the field such as Lazard, HL or PJT.
The problem is, that my best chance is to actually break into the field is by leveraging my engineering background to break into the 'Industrials' coverage group instead. So, my question to you all is, if I do pursue this, will it be possible for me to transition to restructuring at a later point of time? I really have my mind set on it, and would like to eventually end up in a distressed-focused buy-side firm.