I'm mostly a lurker here, but actually am looking for some info I've had trouble finding on the forums.
I'm heavy into my networking (50+emails/calls a week...1-5 info meetings a week). Looking to score an offer by the end of the upcoming fall and graduating this May. Good grades (3.5), good resume, finance major, non-target school for IB, major target school for Big 4. Targeting boutiques and MM IB's at the moment, seems like I will have the best chance there, but struggling to get an interview. I have some contacts that have assured me a good chance at a job inside a couple of the Big 4. Should I even consider?
What divisions within a Big 4 make sense? I'll mention I'm NOT drawn auditing/menial accounting.
Is the work even slightly relevant to M&A/Capital Markets banking?
I want to exit to top MBA and VC, possible?
How does the pay compare?
Thoughts other than "if you cant get IB go for Big4 LOL"?
I see mixed results from around the net on Big4 in terms of investment banking, but maybe it makes sense.