Career Advice Help! (which track lead to more opportunities)?
I am currently studying at the UCSD pursuing a BS Degree in Economics and a Minor in Business. I am interested in pursuing a career in investment banking and have two options on my upcoming graduation:
The first option is taking up a Boutique Investment Bank internship opportunity in New York this summer and finishing up my degree Fall quarter of the following academic school year and look for a full time position afterwards.
The second option is finishing up my degree this summer and joining the Boutique Investment Bank starting Fall, then look for a full time position in New York as I am working at the Boutique.
I have been told that Fall is the best time for recruitment but unfortunately coming from a non-target school with virtually no recruitment from Investment Banks, my network is limited at San Diego. I was thinking that if I take the Boutique Investment Banking opportunity in New York this next fall I can network there and approach banks saying that though I have a full time position right now and am working on a couple deals, it is only temporary and I am looking for a 1-2 typical analyst contract. Which one do you think is the better option and will more likely lead to a full time position? My deadline to accept of decline the offer is coming up and so advice will help!