(London) BB SA or LMM Boutique full-time?

Two offers on the table

1) American BB summer analyst, historically 90%+ conversion rate to FT

2) LMM/MM Regional Boutique (team of ~50 people, average deal size ~£250m)

Which one would you do? I graduate university in June

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unders, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Figure out what you value most out of these factors; do you want to be a career banker? Or do you want to do the IB stint then jump ship to PE (probably the BB then). More importantly, who did you get on better with/ie which culture did you vibe with most? Factor in these decisions and it'll be very very clear for you.

Best of luck.

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Manzikerto, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I would take the BB offer for 3 reasons:

- BB will look really sexy in your CV

- If you don't like them, you will still have the brandname to exit to any average boutique

- We only live once so let's go

I just feel that a BB will give you much more opportunities 

Edit: to be honest, a full-time offer can be safer considering the current job market

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3d

Is that common? They said their programme starts in June for all their grads

If I ask for a sept start, what reason do I give?

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