Ops role BB vs IB Role MM

I am a senior, with a liberal arts major at a target school. This past summer, I did an Ops role at a top BB in their NYC office. I connected with a few people at the firm who were able to move from BO to FO and was told that this could be a possibility if I return. The time frame for this transition would be about 2 years+ with consistent hard work. I decided to take the FT offer after the internship and was honestly set on the role. It wasn't what I wanted, but I was holding on to the possibility of getting an IB role after 2 years. However recently, I was told by a recruiter to apply for an IB role at a MM, with a better presence in Europe and Asia, and received this offer. The pay difference is around 30k, on base alone. I am seeking advice on how you all would move forward. Continue with the BO BB role and grind for a chance at IB or Reneg on BB and take IB role at MM? Thank you! 

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2mo 
Deal Team Six, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Take the IB role and dont look back. Target school + starting at a MM firm will make transitioning to a BB or EB 1000x easier than starting in Ops. All you need is a few bad years economically to keep you stuck in ops forever. The risk is much lower with starting in IB, the pay is much better, and the experience is much better. I use much intentionally as there is no comparison when looking at the three drivers.  

2mo 
tamav5, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Take the IB role out of undergraduate. It is possible to move from BO to FO but not many people do. It is sort of like transferring from non-business to business major at a university where not many people are often able to

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2mo 
Purple9988, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Ops for sure. This post radiates ops energy 

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2mo 
BeveragedFinance, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's still better than Ops at a BB

I'd rather do no-name LMM banking in a team of like 4 people than work Ops...

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2mo 

Agree with Beveraged, but am also wondering what firm this is.

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2mo 

Joes crab shack had 8+ analysts get offers at Red Lobster capital during oncycle this year..

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WestCoastChimp4521, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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