I'm currently a Sophomore Finance major at a non-target (University of Connecticut) looking to break into IB. As a sophomore coming from a non-target, I wasn't able to secure any banking internship interviews this fall. However, I do have offers from a few Fortune 500 companies (Corporation, , General Dynamics, etc.) as well as an offer from ALDI for their District Manager internship. The F500 offers are all your typical financial analyst roles, whereas the ALDI internship is not quite finance related but offers many more opportunities to develop leadership and management as well as a better understanding of multiple facets of business operations. For me the ALDI offer seems much more interesting, but I'm worried of how it will look to investment banks when I apply for an internship my Junior year. Am I better off just taking one of the F500 Finance roles to have their brand on my resume, or does it not matter? Any suggestions are appreciated!
I have a 4.00/4.00 GPA, and I will be president of two high-level business organizations by the time I apply for Junior internships.