Consulting or Intl Org.
I'm in the middle of a debate with myself: I've been offered two opportunities and I can't decide between the two.
None of them is my "dream" position. I'm currently taking a year off to gain experience before moving on to graduate studies in Europe. I graduated in Business Management & Economics and Poli sci. I'd like to land a job in PE with a focus on emerging markets in the future. However, I have not been able to enter this industry at this point; actually, it has been quite hard to land itws at "finance type" jobs.
Thus, I broadened my scope and I finally found two internships opportunities, both in Asia:
- one is in a "small" consulting firm specialized in Blue ocean Strategy (most projects are with governments or public agencies)
- the other is in an international organization in the economic department
Thus, none of them seem to imply a lot of quantitative work (no valuation or so) and I'm wondering which one will allow me to get in a good university for a Master's degree in either international business or finance (think best European schools). I'm afraid the lack of professional quantitative experience will hurt my chances.
So, should I privilege the small and specialized consulting firm which remains in the private sector and would supposedly involve more quant work. The small size of the firm does not provide any strong "prestige" . Or should I privilege the brand name of an international organization despite the supposed lack of quant work (although, I might work a bit on economic analysis, etc.)? Also, the work at the intl org will involve a lot of networking at events including both the private and public sectors.
Thanks in advance for your inputs!