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post #106 of 126
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Yeah but...a full ride compared to Brown's $$$ tuition. I really don't think your run of the mill student would be getting anything worth that extra dough at Brown, except for brand rec.
Brand + Network would be worth more than the free ride at UF here in NYC. Probably not as much outside the NE. There's all kinds of intangible advantages to having the Ivy degree here outside of work too - makes a difference with almost anyone you meet.
post #107 of 126
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Yeah but...a full ride compared to Brown's $$$ tuition. I really don't think your run of the mill student would be getting anything worth that extra dough at Brown, except for brand rec.
Oh come on. Brand rep and network is HUGE in finance and consulting. If he wants to work internationally Brown tops UF in every single way. Sure go to UF if you dont plan on doing anything that makes big bucks out of college, but if you want to dont go to UF.
post #108 of 126
I think this guy is in for a rude awakening. Having moved up here 6 months ago I can attest to that. NY is just as much who you know as what you know (unless you're an ivy league grad). You know absolutely no one or nothing about the city. Expect to hustle and meet a ton of people in social settings if you want even a 35k/year job. The people who get jobs right out of college are exceptional. Expect to work as a bar-back or retail or another similar shitty job for at least a little bit until you meet said people. Also you may have to do internships. If you want a cool place for young people, look in the lower east side in Manhattan or Williamsburg in BK. And listen to these people's advice. I'll repeat, you know absolutely nothing about NY.
post #109 of 126
Catalyst should tell school to fuck off and become a weather man.
post #110 of 126
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Originally Posted by Catalyst View Post
Wow, thanks for all the responses so far guys; keep them coming! I'll try to address some of the posts: No companies had immediate NYC opportunities that interviewed at my school. I got offered a position at Deutche Bank out of school and turned it down for a couple reasons, one being that it was in Jacksonville. I could easily be making $60k/yr right now if I chose to work in my college town. I care more about living where I want to live more than the money.
I don't care how bad you want to live in NYC, turning down a 60k salary job in your field right out of school in this economy (with a Finance degree we assume is from somewhere in Florida - unless I missed something) is a very, very risky thing to do - and that's a huge understatement. If you wanted to move to LA and pursue a singing/acting career I'd say fuck it, follow your dreams...but turning down a great finance job out of school to look for another finance job - hardly an inspiring plight that warrants rash decisions.
post #111 of 126
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Catalyst should tell school to fuck off and become a weather man.
First time lol'ing at the internet in a while. Good work.
post #112 of 126
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Originally Posted by champagne socialist View Post
New York is amazing. You're lucky! New York and Paris are the best cities, ever!

Not only is New York an exciting place, the American capital of glamour and style, your earning potential is much higher in New York than where you live now, especially if you're in "finance". Remember, the NYC region has by far the most high net worth people of any region in the world, and a lot of that tied to finance, so yes, if you're serious about your career in finance and like want to be at the top, you should be in NYC.

On that budget, I'm guessing (a) live in a marginal apartment in a marginal area or (b) start off with a roomate and live in prime Manhattan.

On the last note -- the beauty of being young is mobility. Don't listen to these old farts, if it doesn't work out in New York City you can always go home!

Is this serious or not?
post #113 of 126
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Originally Posted by champagne socialist View Post
Is something wrong?

You.
post #114 of 126
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Pardon?

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Is something wrong?

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You.

Still unclear?
post #115 of 126
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Pardon?
Your next answer is apparently ... critical. Although why I don't know. Perhaps it's the word socialist ... that may have our resident conservatives up in arms.

BTW ... he's young and single. I agree that he should just go to New York. Life is too short to live anywhere other than where one wants to be ... unless one is saddled with responsibilities (wife, children, etc). If responsibilities are at hands, the cards must be played differently ... but they can still be played in combination with careful planning.
post #116 of 126
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
So much depends upon whether one lives or one just exists. Liking or disliking New York depends greatly the degree to which one is inclined to use what the city offers. I'm a classical music fan and NYC gives me more options than anywhere else in this country. In many cities one is hard pressed to find a classical event on a daily basis, in New York it's more a matter of deciding which to forego. I also enjoy dining out. When I'm in the City, that's something I do at least once a day. I also enjoy eating a late dinner ... and few places -- again, in this country -- afford me that option as does New York.
This is great. Personally I don't see anything wrong with moving to NY if the OP wants to live there. He should be prepared for some rough times (bartending, waiting tables, loneliness) regardless of how confident he is in his skills. He has time to plan for everything and to expect the worst. Hell, he may not even need the money.
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Oh come on. Brand rep and network is HUGE in finance and consulting. If he wants to work internationally Brown tops UF in every single way.
I'm not so sure about the internationality of Brown.
post #117 of 126
If OP was a chick he'd totally end up in porn. This is always how it starts.
post #118 of 126
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Originally Posted by ghostbusters101 View Post
I think this guy is in for a rude awakening. Having moved up here 6 months ago I can attest to that. NY is just as much who you know as what you know (unless you're an ivy league grad). You know absolutely no one or nothing about the city. Expect to hustle and meet a ton of people in social settings if you want even a 35k/year job.

A lot of people moving to NYC do not fully grasp that Manhattan attracts the highest concentration of Ivy Leaguers and upper-tier public/private (Stanford, MIT, UChicago, Duke, Cal, UVa, etc.) graduates. When combined with foreigners, the NYC job market is a very competitive place. The Brown comparison is quite funny--I'm personally acquianted with three or four Brown alumni who originally started out at Goldman Sachs in '01 and have since moved on to jobs in PE x2 and Google. Most of my other friends are doctors and a handful of lawyers--almost all have left NY in the past decade.

If you are really decided on living in NYC, you should have taken the job with DB, saved a few $$$, and then asked to transfer.
post #119 of 126
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Originally Posted by norcaltransplant View Post
Manhattan attracts the highest concentration of Ivy Leaguers and upper-tier public/private (Stanford, MIT, UChicago, Duke, Cal, UVa, etc.) graduates. When combined with foreigners...
That is much of what attracted me to New York. To paraphrase Viscount Linley, "I like being amongst my kind." Well, at least part of the time.
post #120 of 126
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That is much of what attracted me to New York. To paraphrase Viscount Linley, "I like being amongst my kind." Well, at least part of the time.
It would appear we are cut from the same cloth.
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