Do what I want, or do what I should?

Interned at a MM bank this past summer that isn't really competitive at trading for any desk and has a small presence in the US. They are however competitive at structuring. I got and accepted a general return offer in their S&T program. Next year I will re-interview and receive offers by desk/get placed on a team.I have always been interested in trading (i know its broad, but I am interested in Rates, Credit, FX), But they aren't competitive at it at all and I've been told by people in the company to do structuring.I've wanted to be a trader since I was a kid and still want to, but I was literally told by traders there to follow the money and do structuring.Any advice would be appreciated.

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  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Other
Sep 27, 2022 - 7:35pm

As of now I am leaning towards doing trading there because its really what I want to do, hopefully credit trading. But I know the exit ops might not be great compared to their structuring team.

Sep 28, 2022 - 9:52am
qualea, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Apply for FT traidng roles for prop shops. Simple as it is. What is keeping you worried? I understand your position cuz for someone who really likes math/mental calculations/puzzle solving structuring could be boring as fuck. (I also did SA at BB S&T, on fixed income structuring desk.)

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Sep 28, 2022 - 9:59am
qualea, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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