Don't know if this is the correct forum to post in, but anyways I'm going to give it a shot. There are many savvy people on this board who might have a good idea that could help me out. The short synopsis about me: I'm 26,m and in the process of relocating back to the US (US Greencard holder) after pursuing a MS degree at the European School of Finance in Germany. Furthermore, my progression towards a CFA designation demonstrates my aptitude in finance. However, it is not easy to network from outside the US, hence I'd like to ask you kindly if you have some hints/ideas how somebody from Europe albeit with a US Greencard can have a shot in finding a trading assistant/internship job in the US. How did you get where you are right now? I looked at monster.com, craigslist.com, contacted various companies/persons directly, but without success. Going to a prop shop is not in the cards, since I have 'the talent, but my pockets are empty' as M. Chagall said. So I'd rather get into an intern or a trainee, trading assistant, ... position that pays the bills for a while. Any help/inputs greatly appreciated. Thanks.