Yeah, so I'm mentioning those pie-in-the-sky firms.....again. Before you go squawking back with the requisite, "you'll never [blah blah blah]," I have to tell you that I believe I have the minerals to get into a salary based trading position - or at least I should try! (pretty sure Hold doesn't do this, but I've seen Steve say some good things about them) Ok, here's the situation: I'm graduating w/ my MBA in December. By then I'll be trading for 2+ years retail. I'm not that great of a trader (in fact I've been sucking hard ones these last few months), but I was profitable enough last year to pay for school and living, plus a few toys. I don't think I have the educational pedigree to get into Goldy, Bear Stearns, or other IB's as a trader, nor do I want to work 72 hrs a week. I want to work in a major metropolitan area, preferably in a warm climate. As a quick note, my gf performs w/ Cirque, and her current show ends in December, so we're trying to find a city that has 1.) a Cirque show she can get into, and 2.) an office I can work at. List of cities: 1.) Orlando 2.) Miami 3.) ATL 4.) NYC 5.) Las Vegas (please don't say BT unless you have something revolutionary to say) 6.) anything overseas near the same time zone as the US markets (such as in South America. I don't want to be working at 2AM) 7.) Eastern Canada, if I must (gf is from New Brunswick) I don't care whether I'm prop or institutional - I think the latter would be a VERY valuable experience. On the prop side, risk capital is not a problem, although I'd rather keep it in my pocket. So here it is in a nutshell: 1.) No risk capital to put up 2.) Salary during training/licensing, maybe beyond 3.) Good location 4.) Fun company culture 5.) excellent back office support I'm sure there will be a lot of nay-sayers, but please refrain from posting. Anyone can open an account at a typical prop shop, but that's not what I'm looking for. You know what; I think I'll attach my resume for anyone who cares to help out. What I need from you: 1.) Advice about these firms a.) whether to apply or not b.) what to expect c.) tips on interviewing 2.) Firms I haven't considered a.) Saxon's NYC office? how are they? 3.) Honest assesment of my resume to get into these firms 4.) Contacts (feel free to PM me) I know resume and education don't mean the same thing to every firm, and that many of the ET members don't have much in the way of these. However, those of you who know me from the PnL board know my track record, and I would appreciate it if you would chip in, as well. BTW, please don't prank call me! Happy Tax Day!