As many twenty-somethings can attest, the path from college to an entry-level role isn't always a simple move from Point A to Point B. In my own search, I sent over 200 applications, met with over 75 interviewers, and logged upwards of 2,000 miles of travel before I found the right opportunity at AlphaSights.

Along the way, I botched a few interviews, walked away from a handful of offers, and spent several months in a less-than-ideal role. At times,