Accepting an internship offer over finishing undergraduate degree

Hello everyone,

I am a senior about to finish my CS undergraduate degree and I've been extended an internship offer from Citibank. I am hesitating accepting the offer because I am 3 courses from completing my degree but the program overlaps with my schedule since it's an off cycle internship. I would most likely have to extend my graduation. I have a sense of how hard it is to get into the banking industry, especially from a non-target school. This could be a huge opportunity so I was wondering if you could give me any insight on whether I should consider taking the opportunity over school or finishing my degree first. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Comments (8)

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:57pm
InTheWorks, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'll try to negotiate with the bank when I get the full contract but in the meantime I'll meet with my counselor to see if taking a leave of absence is a possibility and try to finish my degree the following year. I don't mind extending my graduation but do care deeply about getting my degree. It is a very tempting opportunity and regardless of an offer at the end, I think this could open many opportunities within the industry down the line.

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:02am
DeactivatedAccount, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Getting an internship - Finishing undergrad degree (Originally Posted: 10/03/2013)

Good day to you fellow monkeys, I am wondering if some of you have ever heard of story that a person after graduation received an internship. I am finishing my undergrad degree next spring (2014), however I have never had an internship at any I-Bank. So, my question is will I be able to get an internship or full-time job after getting a degree, as a graduate? If someone knows specific and can recommend some detailed guide, I would really appreciate that.

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:03am
TheodoreBonkers, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Cold Calling, emailing, networking, M&A professional groups, basically unless you know somebody or depending on grades you might get a BO or MO role, also depends on your major. Hope that helps bud on the same boat here.

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Nov 17, 2017 - 1:04am
Loki777, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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