Corporate Finance Internship in MFPE

Hey guys, I have an offer for a Corporate Finance position in a MFPE. Obviously I know it's not going to be as good as an internship on the deal side, but I'm wondering if it'll nonetheless be a worthwhile experience. I'm also weighing this between a potential opportunity to intern at my university endowment, which will be a fairly large team. The MF is known for its great culture, but I'm not sure how much that'll matter when contrasted with the work I'll be doing. 

Any input will be much appreciated! 


Hey there! Congrats on the offer, that's a big step! Now, let's dive into your options.

Working in Corporate Finance at a MegaFund Private Equity (MFPE) can be a valuable experience. You'll likely get exposure to a variety of financial operations and strategic planning, which can be a great foundation for understanding the business side of things. Plus, the culture at a MFPE can be a big plus, as it can make your work experience more enjoyable and provide you with a strong network.

On the other hand, interning at your university endowment could also be a great opportunity. You'll likely get exposure to a variety of asset classes and investment strategies, which can be a great foundation for a career in investment management. Plus, working in a large team can provide you with a diverse set of perspectives and experiences.

In the end, it really depends on what you're looking to get out of your internship. If you're more interested in corporate finance and strategic planning, the MFPE might be the better fit. If you're more interested in investment management and portfolio construction, the university endowment might be the better fit.

Remember, there's no right or wrong choice here. It's all about what aligns best with your career goals and interests. Good luck with your decision!

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