west coast opps... not a pissy debate of which coast is better...
I'm a rising junior from H/W (around a 3.85+) with strong connections at a particular BB. I personally enjoy the west coast much, much more than the east coast. However ultimately, come OCR time, I will choose whatever internship opportunity is the "best".
I'm interested in and open to most groups (product and industry), although I feel like I should go into a product group for a more technical experience.
I understand NYC has the most opportunities and will make for a "better" analyst experience, but my question to you all is which opportunities on the west coast would you take with no questions asked (GS TMT, MS Menlo, Qatalyst etc.) over an east coast offer and which opportunities on the west coast would you strongly consider over an east coast offer.
I'm just trying to gain some insight into the west coast banking environment and figure out a plan to network come this fall/winter. It's hard to know what's out there/ what reality is because I'm located on the east coast, where most friends/students stay on the east coast.
Thanks a lot.