Which do you think you should do straight out of college. Join Group one Trading/ DRW Trading Group (a solid trading firm in Chicago that pays a salary and bonus for you as a trader trainee) or go to Goldman Sachs & Co. as an investment banking analyst in NY. Assume that I have a top undergrad business education with top grades but come from a relatively modest background. Will the trading firm get me in to a good business school if I wanted to switch careers? How hard is it to succeed at these types of solid firms? This firm specializes in trading options based on volatility (ie. events such as earnings releases and news that affect the volatility). What are other benefits/liabilities of these jobs?