So this is for my junior summer and I got two boutique investment banking offers. One in Chicago and one in New York. Out of those two the NY one seems much more legit and when I interviewed they seemed to have a pretty good deal flow so I would get a lot of exposure and be able to learn a lot.
Only thing is...both are unpaid. And for whatever reason my parents said they would rather have me travel and go wherever instead of working unpaid (I was like wtf when I heard this). At first I thought it was totally crazy and stupid, but I don't really know when I'll have a chance to go travel and I've never been anywhere other than my home country.
If I didn't have any finance related internships I would def choose the boutique, but I am currently doing a springinternship in (bo). Will I be okay once FT recruiting comes around or if having a summer ibd internship is necessary? I was thinking I could say that I wanted to take some time to travel before I graduated but I'm not sure how that will fly during interviews.
As a side note, I'm not dead set into getting a FT banking offer. I think I'd be okay with another job in finance as long as it's NOT.
What should I do?