To start, a brief background on myself:
Grew up in the mid-west/south
Senior at non-target school in the SEC, graduating May 2017, GPA: 3.9+, good amount of involvement/leadership roles/jobs on campus
Most relevant work experience includes:
( ) internship prior to my junior year @ F15 corporation in the Northeast @ company's HQ
Incoming SA at a bank working in Corporate Banking (I fly out to NY next week)
Here is my dilemma. I'm familiar enough with the Greater NY area to know that I am most likely going to enjoy my summer in the city, regardless of how much I do or do not end up working. However, I don't enjoy the thought of becoming a full-time resident of the area. For many personal reasons, I believe I would be happiest coming out of college living/working in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The program I am in right now, given that I receive a full-time offer at the end of the summer, would put me back in NY full-time. My firm has other operations in the DFW area (commercial banking,, etc.), but the program I am in would likely never place me there.
I have interests that span across the main areas of finance that these forums discuss (Consulting,, PE, IB, CorpFin, etc.), and I don't particularly know what I want to do once I graduate, as I'm still testing out many of these fields. So, I'm not sure how to best position myself for my future. While under most circumstances I would have no problem spending a few years in NY, I have a current life situation that has me wanting to be in Dallas as soon as I graduate. Any help, insight, personal experience, etc. would be helpful and greatly appreciated.