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    Hi,

    I have to sign a contract for a firm by the start of next week, however I am interviewing with another firm next week and will not know the outcome until after my contract deadline date. I am going to ask for an extension, but worse case scenario, how bad would it be to sign a contract for an internship and then inform them you were unable to take up the place two weeks later?
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    (Original post by unsung_hero)
    Hi,

    I have to sign a contract for a firm by the start of next week, however I am interviewing with another firm next week and will not know the outcome until after my contract deadline date. I am going to ask for an extension, but worse case scenario, how bad would it be to sign a contract for an internship and then inform them you were unable to take up the place two weeks later?
    Soldier would drag you out of bed late one night, and put you up against a wall.
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    You'd be stupid to pass up an offer for the chance of an offer elsewhere, unless there's a massive difference between the quality of the firms. Get it signed, then renege if you have to, nobody will care.
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    ^^ See above and do as instructed.
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    (Original post by unsung_hero)
    Hi,

    I have to sign a contract for a firm by the start of next week, however I am interviewing with another firm next week and will not know the outcome until after my contract deadline date. I am going to ask for an extension, but worse case scenario, how bad would it be to sign a contract for an internship and then inform them you were unable to take up the place two weeks later?
    They don't have to release you from the contract if they don't want too. That's why you are given time to sign it.

    You'll have to come up with quite a good excuse as to why you don't want it.
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    (Original post by loggins)
    You'd be stupid to pass up an offer for the chance of an offer elsewhere, unless there's a massive difference between the quality of the firms. Get it signed, then renege if you have to, nobody will care.
    Yeah I have no intentions of losing this offer, but my offer is from a mid tier bank, whilst my final round interview is with Goldman Sachs. Will reneging the other offer, should I get accepted by Goldman's, 'blacklist me' or significantly harm my chances when applying for grad positions?
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    My brother reneged on two banks before signing with his current bank and nothing happened. Signed, signed elsewhere then reneged on first bank, then did it again.
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    (Original post by unsung_hero)
    Yeah I have no intentions of losing this offer, but my offer is from a mid tier bank, whilst my final round interview is with Goldman Sachs. Will reneging the other offer, should I get accepted by Goldman's, 'blacklist me' or significantly harm my chances when applying for grad positions?
    Even if you get blacklisted by that mid tier, so what, there are plenty of tier 1 firms out there, let alone MM.
 
 
 
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