Urgent Advice Needed (Exploding Offer)IB
I envy the many that come on here and ask for advice as to which bulge bracket offer they should select. Unfortunately, I don't have that problem and in this market I realize that beggars can't be choosers so I have a difficult choice concerning the only SA offer I've received so far.
Let me set the stage: just the other day I received and accepted a part-time spring internship with a London boutique. I was told that depending on how this went that it could lead to a full time offer (I'm a final year student). Soon after, I received an exploding offer for an SA stint in sales at a financial information services company (think Morningstar, Markit, etc.). The offer explodes very soon, and this opportunity also has the potential to lead to a full time offer.
Now I don't know if I should accept the summer offer (not knowing whether or not my current boutique internship will extend me a return offer) or if I should decline the offer and just hope for the best from my current internship (IB is my first choice). The SA offer wanted me to sign a contract which makes me a little hesitant to think I'd be able to renege on it provided something better came along.
To be honest, in this market I feel fortunate just to have any offers at all, that being said, I do want to do what is best for me, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Also, provided I do take the SA offer, what kind of exit opportunities to sales people at information companies have? Is there a history of these kinds of people going into hedge funds?
Thanks in advance!