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Full-time offer from Goldman Sachs Tech Div in NYC, and interview with Credit Suisse IBD in Singapore. Both sound very exciting, but I am leaning towards CS. What do the monkeys on this site think? I am particularly interested to hear from people that have moved between divisions or between banks.

Considerations:
- Grew up and lived in NYC — it is the financial capital of the world
- Visited Singapore — it is growing fast, a new experience, and exciting
- IBD is definitely more challenging and exciting than Tech
- My background is tech-focused, but I am interested in finance
- I know basic Chinese, which would be helpful in Singapore

Thoughts?

Comments (8)

  • asiamoney's picture

    CS IBD. I've also heard that the move from BO-FO at GS is especially hard.

  • bananafreak's picture

    Pick IBD. Back office is a blackhole

  • Walkio's picture

    The tech guys are incredibly smart people, so don't think it'll be an 'easier' route. I'd go with what you want to do in your life. Personally, IBD is super appealing so I'd pick that.

  • Champs46's picture

    Two very different offers, go for the one you are most interested in. CS IBD will probably give you more mobility in the long run

  • mountainvalley's picture

    Would do CS IBD in Singapore, myself. But admittedly would be apprehensive about being in an entirely new part of the world.

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    I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

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