wtf, exit options? Being an IB is awesome and sux. until you get 100-200M in deals under your belt, you should be concerned with the next 10 deals to get that number.
I work at a small boutique firm so it is cool but you start to know a lot people in the industry quick.
You need to network, network, network, and network. That is how i got my job, and i used to work with my boss at another job like 5 years ago.
This is also my opinion as well but I think the CFA might...