Need some advice to choose between apprenticeship and MSc in Finance ESCP
I've been a long time lurker on this forum and honestly you guys helped me a lot, so I'd like to first thank you all !
To give you a brief presentation of my background, I'm currently finishing my gap year after a BSc in Pure Math and a MSc in Applied Math and Statistics at Paris Dauphine University - PSL which is afaik kind of target for S&T in Europe, at least for some of its masters (MSc 203 and 272). I'd like to work either in S&T in a , or, if it's possible in a (think , D.E Shaw , ...) as a Quant Trader / Market Maker.
I managed to secure 2 internships in Exotic Derivatives Trading in French Banks (SG//Natixis) during my gap year and a Summer Intership as a Data Scientist during my BSc.
The problem is that right now I'm facing a dilemma : I've been admitted to the MSc in Finance of ESCP (I have until July 8th to give accept or decline, but I come from a poor background, so I'd rather not have to spend the extra 26kE ), an MSc in Applied Maths in apprenticeship (still at Paris Dauphine but definitely not target), and I'm waitlisted for the MSc 272 in Quantitative Finance also in apprenticeship.
I already received two apprenticeship offers: QIS Structuring at Natixis and Systematic Indexes Structuring at BNP AM, and I'm still waiting for the final response for a Quantitative Trading position at Tikehau Capital.
On one hand, the missions at Natixis are much better; however, the pay is slightly lower than BNP and the name is less appealing. On the other hand, I don't know if the name BNP (especially since it's BNP AM) is worth doing less interesting work to my view for a whole year, and I don't know if it will have that much of an impact on my future applications. All advice are welcome because I feel kind of lost, I don't know what is the right choice in order to see my ambitions come to fruition ...
P.S : Sorry for possible english mistakes, this is not my mother tongue :)