IB or S&T

Heres my situation looking for advice.


Long term I really want to do VC/GE. Been my dream for a long time. But getting into is my issue but its a long term goal and Ill cross that bridge when I get there lot of years till then.


would IB or S&T be a better avenue. I'll have no issue getting an offer from MMs in chiacgo for ib but i think I would really enjoy doing FI Sales in new york which I honeslty dont think I'd realistically be able to get a job or at least it would be a lot harder than IB in chicago which with working several IB internships beforehand. (one next spring at a boutique (signed on), one next summer at a LMM and then the following summer wherever i get hired in chicago probably a decent name mm then probably do that for a couple years and then PE. Haven't thought further than that but I'm a 2025 college grad but ill graduate 2026 because I am taking a 5th year for college football(and next summer working at the LMM near campus to be here for workouts). I would also be able to live in chicago with all my friends(they are all going out there)

or I could grind and do FI sales in new york which 1. very low odds but already have some interviews for next summer 2. might not be good for grad school apps and vc. But I think I would like it more than IB but I'd be doing IB to get to PE eventually. 


Should I just do IB and live with my best friends in chicago or shoot for what I think I could like a lot more.

 

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