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    Hi all,

    Posting for the first time to see if the more experienced members could perhaps advise on my career dilemma.

    I'm a second year student (4-year course) at a target uni, and I've been very lucky to have recently been given two offers, both of which would involve spending my third year in the USA:

    • Spending my third year at an Ivy (Columbia University) as an exchange student. I'd be pretty much free to take any classes including finance related ones
    • Spending my third year taking a break from studies and working as a Business Analyst for a large tech company in Silicon Valley (one of the older ones, think HP/Cisco/IBM).

    Considering that my career goals are leaning more towards finance, as a potential bank/consultancy recruiter which one of these two options would you say would add more value to my CV - having studied at an elitist Ivy League college or interning with a finance-y role at a tech company?
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    Hi all,

    Posting for the first time to see if the more experienced members could perhaps advise on my career dilemma.

    I'm a second year student (4-year course) at a target uni, and I've been very lucky to have recently been given two offers, both of which would involve spending my third year in the USA:

    • Spending my third year at an Ivy (Columbia University) as an exchange student. I'd be pretty much free to take any classes including finance related ones
    • Spending my third year taking a break from studies and working as a Business Analyst for a large tech company in Silicon Valley (one of the older ones, think HP/Cisco/IBM).

    Considering that my career goals are leaning more towards finance, as a potential bank/consultancy recruiter which one of these two options would you say would add more value to my CV - having studied at an elitist Ivy League college or interning with a finance-y role at a tech company?
    study abroad + apply to summers next year.

    you'll be working for tiiiiimmmeeee after uni, enjoy life a bit

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    study abroad + apply to summers next year.

    you'll be working for tiiiiimmmeeee after uni, enjoy life a bit

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    I guess the issue is that, since I will be in the US and not the UK for the whole year, I won't really be able to attend assessment centres etc., so that rules out most big employers for summer internships.
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    (Original post by mimigor)
    I guess the issue is that, since I will be in the US and not the UK for the whole year, I won't really be able to attend assessment centres etc., so that rules out most big employers for summer internships.
    does it? fairly sure they have travel policies for ACs.

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