Boutique PE internship-worth it?

Hello friends, I am a rising junior who recently concluded my IB internship at a boutique (worked on 1 live deal for 7 weeks), and have the opportunity to work at a boutique PE firm the next two months. (PE internship is paid, small, 40/hrs a week, and I would start mid-July). If I'm looking to recruit for next year's IB SA positions only (not PE) is this internship worth it?

Some questions/concerns include:
-Is my IB experience sufficient? (my only finance work experience)
-Does a PE experience add value to my resume, and/or will listing 2 short summer internships detract from my IB experience?
-If I'm interested in recruiting for IB only, does it make sense to have a PE experience following my IB internship?
-Should I focus more on recruitment/networking/interview prepping for IB internships rather than working another job?
-If I'm applying to some firms early, would I even have enough PE experience at that point to write it on my resume and talk about it? For regular processes?

Comments (3)

Jul 3, 2017

I don't know if you're trolling or not...

I don't mean to sound rude but what is the upside to not accepting the offer? I mean unless you have other important things to do I can't imagine this to be a negative in anyway. At the very minimum you're getting paid and making connections so there really is no loss here.

I couldn't imagine this ever hurting your resume regardless of how short the stint really is. Any finance experience is a plus on a resume and banks realize that it's not possible for every student to get an IB position before going for BB..

Jul 5, 2017

OP, PE experience is highly relevant to IB so I think it could only add value to your IB candidacy.

Nevertheless, I did IB last summer but decided to do S&T this summer for the sole reason of wanting to explore a role in the markets and try something new. My end goal is still an analyst stint in IB at a BB. Would it be a harder transition back into IB from an S&T internship?


Jul 5, 2017