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post #16 of 21

mortgage banking, while not the same, doesnt suck right now mwink[1].gif

post #17 of 21

get good grades and transfer 

post #18 of 21
If you have connections to the industry that will help you more.
Edited by dragon8 - 1/1/12 at 6:56pm
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by ocelot_ark View Post

Why would I care what some pretentious Ivy leaguer thinks? I can form my own opinions. I can use my own eyes. If the entire country was as nice as Fayetteville, AR, this world would be a better place.
Is it a great place to be post-college, as a single 20 or 30-something? Not sure. But as a college kid it's great and I always felt like it'd be a great place to raise a family. Excellent public schools.

Not sure if it's possible to miss the point any more.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by ConcernedParent View Post

Not sure if it's possible to miss the point any more.

His initial point was that no one would ever want to live in Arkansas. Spoken like someone who has obviously never been there. Different strokes for different folks, obviously. As someone who's lived in a town of 3000, 60000, 90000, 2000000, and 8000000 people, I can appreciate what each of those cities had to offer. I'm not some douche that thinks it's only possible to have a good life in certain areas of the country. Or that I'm somehow better because I live in NYC and not Fayetteville, AR. That's the ultimate in pretentiousness, IMO.

Now - he tried to back up his point by saying that an Ivy Leaguer would agree with him, to which my point would be, "I don't give a crap what an Ivy Leaguer thinks."
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by ocelot_ark View Post

His initial point was that no one would ever want to live in Arkansas.

Not what he said. The OP asked about jobs in investment banking.
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

He might be able to get a back office job, typically reserved for state school types.
Then again, if he's willing to work in Arkansas, maybe they'll hire him, b/c no one from a proper school would move there.

This post outlined the OP's options in NYC. This post is saying that no one from a "proper school" would want to live and work in Arkansas. Whether right or not this isn't a commentary on the worthiness of Arkansas. This is a comment on the state of finance and an Ivy League education. Reevolving was arguing that coming from a state school the OP would either have to work in a back office position or take a job at a smaller, lesser-known institution in Arkansas since the competition would be less fierce.

Relax.
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