Need Early Career Advice: Finance at FAANG or IB at BB firm

Need advice. I am a senior finance student with two offers: finance at FAANG or IB at BB firm.

I want to enter IB now for the pay and hustle but move into tech later in my career for work/life balance.

But - I also want to apply to deferred MBA programs (HBS 2+2) which favor tech industry applicants over traditional IB applicants.

Keep in mind it will be much harder for me to get admitted into these MBA programs in the future rather than now.

Which of the two offers do I take? *Fully aware that whatever offer I choose won't 100% determine my admittance into these MBA programs.

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  • Associate Consultant in Consulting
Aug 6, 2022 - 1:41pm

These programs tend to be a bit confusing and different actually. GSB tends to take the top talent regardless of their role after school, while HBS explicitly stated they are targeting underrepresented minorities and people in operating roles (so not consultants and bankers). 

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 6, 2022 - 2:20pm

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