Should I continue to recruit/apply?
Currently a sophomore, will be interning at Fidelity this summer in a program that directly feeds into Fidelity's research associate internships for next summer. So by completing my internship in August, I'm basically guaranteed a summer 2024 return offer in a RA role.
Just wondering if there's value in recruiting for other 2024 opportunities given that I have a great offer in place. Appreciate any advice.
If you are happy with the offer, and there is no way they would retract it.. then fine. I would leave things as they are.
But if you are not really into the area or want a higher profile name on your CV.. you could continue to apply.
What is your view on this? Happy how everything went? Culture is good? You met the team/line manager, etc?
Thanks for the reply. Very interested in investing roles and my goal is ultimately PM so I am definitely happy with the offer. Are there any investment firms that are more high-profile than Fidelity that recruit at the undergrad level? Genuinely curious because in that case I'll continue applying.
Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to meet the team as I'll only begin in June, and by that point I would have had to have finished summer 2024 recruiting.
Google gave me this, I can not guarantee the validity of the numbers. But some of them are "more prestigious" than the other ones.
The other poster doesn't really know what their talking about. There's tons of info here on the perceived "prestige" of top LO. That said, if you're covering equities, fidelity is one of the best.
As for fixed income, PIMCO is unequivocally the most prestigious.
The only names I would take over Fidelity are Dodge & Cox, PIMCO, Wellington, Capital Group.
Yes, it is absolutely worth it to keep recruiting.
You should always try to shoot higher. You can think of this internship as a fall back for you.
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