I'm a senior in Finance at the Univ. of Illinois, U-C with a 3.6 GPA. I just received an offer for an analyst position for JPM IB-Operations out in NEw York. My problem is I want to trade. NY is my fallback plan if I cant find a trading position. My deal is: I really don't want to be an analyst. I am born and raised in Chicago, why would I leave here if this is a prime location to trade. How can I get noticed. Not all trading companies recruit at school and I feel like emailing my resume and cover letters to companies is not doing me any good. I'm taking options and futures classes now. I'll start out at the bottom of the barrell if thats what it takes. But what else can I do. Any suggesstions?