I just received a PA internship position, and was wondering how this position if you would transition into equity or fixed income research, IBD, or S&T full time. I'm asking about transitioning because I am pretty sure this firm does not give out FT offers to undergrads.
Also, if I do manage to get a FT offer for this role and all the research I did about not giving FT offers was wrong, is PA back-office/not as prestigious as a research role for getting an MBA and for eventually becoming a PM? Would you suggest transitioning from being a portfolio analyst to being a research analyst?
Here's the description of the role (at least for the intern):
Provide security, portfolio, and benchmark information to investment managers
Analyze benchmark data and its impact on the portfolio