I'm a rising junior who just finished up an internship in. On my last day, the head of my group took me out to lunch and said that I really impressed him and that there'd be a spot for me next summer if I wanted it. He also said he'd be able to get me onto most of the -related desks on the floor if that's what I wanted, or give me a strong recommendation for corporate finance.
Long-term, I'm pretty sure I'm interested inbut I'm not sure of the benefit of a trading internship. And while I liked my group, I'm also not sure what the value of summering again on the same desk is. That leaves me looking at corporate finance (I'd much prefer M&A because of the heavy analytical focus), which I'm interested in at least giving a shot.
The dilemma is that if I ask my boss to help me get a spot on the floor or come back to DCM, I'm basically guaranteed a job, whereas if I ask for a rec for, I'm only guaranteed an interview. And if I don't get hired in IBD, I don't feel like I can come back and ask for a job again on the floor -- I feel like that's using up my goodwill.
I do have until December to decide, but I was wondering if anyone here had any input/perspective.
On a related note, how should I keep in touch with everyone until December?