Which Combination of Desks for S&T Internship
Hey guys, looking to get some advice with the desk selection process for my trading internship this summer. It's my first time going through with this, and I don't have much experience, so I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question or if I don't make sense.
HR has asked which asset classes I am most interested in for the summer, and I would like to reply soon to maximize the chance of getting placed on the optimal desk. I am under the impression that I will undergo 2 x 5 week rotations, so I can work at 2 different trading desks.
Here's the deal:
On one hand, I want to intern with a product that will give me some transferable skills if I apply to IBD positions next year. For instance, something that would give me exposure to balance sheets, financial analysis, etc. What would be the best product, given this goal- I was thinking something like credit derivatives or bonds?
Secondly, I'm also very interested in macro stuff. Aside from FX (which I think doesn't have a very strong desk in the office I'm interning at), what would be the best desks for exposure to macro?
Thanks again very much for any help or advice! I really appreciate it.