Asking for an extension for my decision?
So the background is that I got an offer earlier this week from a MM Bank in New York. Pretty simple. On monday I was told I had a week to respond, but I didn't get the actual papers until tuesday. My first question is whether they want me to respond by monday or tuesday and do I have to fedex the decision or just snail mail it and e-mail them that I accepted.
Second, I just had another first round interview with a different bank and they said that I could come in as early has Monday for the second round and would be able to let me know at the end of the day whether or not I would be getting an offer from them. I think the second bank is probably a bit more prestigious, both in the MM.
My real question is how do I go about asking the company that gave me the offer if I could have til next friday to think about what I want to do. I'm currently in the middle of finals and was wondering if I should use this as an excuse as I have not had much time to truly look over the rest of the details. Should I tell them I'm waiting to hear from one last bank? Any thoughts and suggestions would really be appreciated.