Originally Posted by ghostbusters101
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.