investment banking nternship vs. Backpacking in Europe/Travel
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 internships. 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 spring BB internship in AM (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 BO.
What should I do?