Given that you obtained a FT offer for operations for anot in NYC and had a tight deadline for agreement.
You were interviewing for these positions
IB Analyst MM firm
Equity Research Analyst MM firm
Equity Research Analyst small
(All in NY)
Most of these firms are not even going through formal recruiting anymore. I networked my butt of to get there. I spoke to a bunch of the vps, associates and md at the firms and they all like me (they even interviewed me). They pulled a few strings to get me an interview. I got to speak to those people from other referrals. The thing is I still have a few rounds of interviews left. I feel like if I take the ops position all of that networking went to waste (the ops position was via OCR so no effort on my part).
I did a, Cap Markets, and internship before this. I got all of those via networking but the firms were too small to hire FT but were great experiences. I feel like everything I've done might go to waste but if I tank my interviews I just epically screwed myself.