I'm wondering if many brokers transition into trader roles and, more specifically, if becoming a broker can pave the way to a career at a trading desk-- equities and/or options. I was recently offered a position as a part-time stock broker, which I accepted for two reasons: first, because it's a p/t job, it won't get in the way of my school studies, and, second, the firm is sponsoring me for the requisite securities licensing, which will look nice on the old resume come graduation! (BTW, just passed the Series 7 -- Hooray!) So, again, the question is this: are licensed brokers attractive prospects for employment at a trading desk? Or is the opposite true -- in which case I really screwed myself. Any feedback would be appreciated.