Declining full time offer?

Hi all, I recently got a full-time offer to return to a sales role at a BB. However, I can't help but think that the only reason I got it was because I'm a diversity hire. The entire internship I was terrible (missing deadlines, slow learner, always anxious, screwing up tasks, was not super personable) but I always worked hard. I wonder why they even offered for me to come back.

Anyways, I can't tell if I don't like finance or if I'm just scared of failure. I didn't really understand what was going on during my internship and was always forgetting little things. I don't want to give up an amazing opportunity to go to Wall Street at a BB, but I am thinking I am not cut out for the industry (especially because I was so stressed and miserable during my summer internship already).

What do you think? Should I take the challenge to not waste an opportunity or find another job? I was thinking corporate finance would be easier and less stressful, but now I'm unsure. I am also exploring careers in other business areas that are less stressful (and probably lower pay, which is fine).

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Aug 16, 2022 - 4:54am
BamieJimon, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you aren't performing and you aren't liking it don't force yourself just because that's what others do. Do what you want to do, you're diversity it won't be hard to find another role.

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Aug 16, 2022 - 6:55am
misterfriedchicken2022, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's honestly not worth it to take a job for the sake of having a job (I've been there). If you are still interested in the sector, I suggest leveraging that return offer to apply for a FT position at another firm. That way, you stay in the business but get a clean start at another shop.

For context, for my first role out of school, I accepted a return offer despite having serious doubts about my decision (I didn't really like the team per se, there was also a FT analyst who was extremely condescending towards me over the summer, etc.). I still took the return offer - basically because I wanted to be employed by my senior year.

I was miserable for a year and quit/lateraled to another shop. It felt like I was reborn (I still remember that feeling to this day).

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Aug 16, 2022 - 11:27pm

Accept the offer, but take moment to reset and explore what else it out there.

Aug 24, 2022 - 11:55am
PeepeeFinancePoopoo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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