IB Summer Associate @ BB, Emerging Market -> NYC?IB
I just started a summer associate internship at a BB (read GS, JPM, MS) in an emerging market country (middle east- read tel aviv, riyadh, doha, dubai) in investment banking- all is great so far and looks like I will be able to bag a full time offer. The thing is, I'm planning to stay in the US after graduation and will start doing full time recruitment when I go back this late August.
I have been discussing this with my school's career center and 2nd years as well and they seem to be optimistic about my chances of leveraging the name, and the extensive IB experience (M&A group) that I will be gaining over the summer here. They think that I would be able to turn this experience into a full time job in the US, in a boutique or a mid-market firm- if not in a BB.
I just would like to hear what the honorable community of WSO has to say about this. Do you think there is light at the end of the tunnel? If yes, who do you suggest that I should target? And how? Simple resume dropping, web-site application, or do you think reaching out to people matters a lot again? (as was in the summer internship hunt)
I’m currently attending a Top10-15 B School and I’m not a US citizen. Undergrad Econ in my own country here, 4 years of pre-MBA experience with hedge funds risk management and at local IB. Athlete, pretty good extracurrics + comm. Involvement at B-School (if anyone cares!)
Let me know what you think- thanks for all the replies- holler if any questions.