So here’s the deal. I going to be attending the LSE for the MSc in A&F this coming fall and was wondering if I’d be better off applying for an internship or a full-time for when summer 2015 comes around.
- 24 yo
- six-month offcycle internship at a BB IB, back office controlling/accounting type position, product control basically.
- six- month offcycle internship at another BB IB, front office salestrading.
- athletic background, former semi-pro athlete.
The obvious answer would be to apply directly for a career start/analyst type position as I already have one year’s experience under my belt – actually, one of the reason’s I wanted to do a UK MSc was that I wanted to do a 1 year program (not 2 years like in Continental Europe) as I felt it better suited my personal situation (1 year exp.)
But…. there is a but. I’m thinking of applying to a corporate finance type internship as I have yet to undertake such an internship (I’m thinking M&A, ECM, DCM, Lev. Fin,…) and seems like it’s an area of banking that would interest me a lot. I’ve been reading up quite a bit on the subject and have talked with some friends about it that work in M&A and DCM. Securing such an internship would 1) let me know if I’d enjoy a career in that area, 2) give me a better shot at securing a full-time position afterwords.
Of course, it’s always possible to apply directly to full-time analyst positions in M&A/capital markets but without previous relevant experience, it’s tough.
What do you think?
Would you pay less for a humanities degree?