I know that corporate development (internal M&A) is generally looked at as a good stepping stone to banking (while in undergrad), but is naturally perceived as significantly less prestigious. However, I am wondering about a specific situation.
How does this sound:
1) SA sophomore summer at BB
2) Corporate development at Google*
3) IB full time
*I'm using Google here to indicate the "most prestigious" corporate development, if there is such a thing. I'm sure there are others, Google is just the first that pops to my mind.
It seems like, at the right company, this could give you a really valuable perspective coming from the other side of the table. It could also create some valuable connections/knowledge... i.e. Google corp development then SF TMT