When I graduated last spring, I was on a high as I had made the dean’s list a total of six times in my four years in college. I was a great academic, but when it came to job hunting/finding, I was really no good at all. This is where knowing things and being well-informed comes in handy.
It can save you so much time and money when you are soundly educated in your career industry, the prospects that await you in a certain city and how to avail them. New York City is a very diverse place and there are so many things going on in the city that it is pretty amazing.
I remember how a great friend of mine from high school was studying Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at one of the SUNYs. I wondered a lot about where that major would take him and then when I was looking for a place to stay in NYC was when I realized the number of hotels that the Big Apple boasts. It is really quite mind boggling!
That is why I read as much as I could about my industry and what NYC has to offer, which is of course the very best city in the world for investment banking and finance.
Even if you are in Des Moines, Iowa, I encourage you to use the Internet to read up on NYC and network with people currently in the city, regardless of what your parents or other naysayers have to say. The United States of America is a country where its residents are mobile and people move from place to place to live their dreams every day.
Be creative when it comes to the job hunting and go ahead and Google any random idea that enters your head like ‘how to get more traction for your resume’ for instance. NYC has an answer for everything, trust me.