Hi guys - I am an incoming IB summer analyst for a mid-tier BB in LA and attend a semi-target. I got my offer pretty early in the recruiting cycle for 2018 and therefore did not explore the option of many other banks.
The past month I have been reaching out to guys that work at some EBs or other BBs to ask for advice on preparing for the summer as well as learning about their experience at their respective bank. I'm doing this with the additional goal in mind to build relationships with them for a possible FT lateral position to a better bank.
Do you think the guys at my firm will hear about this? (I feel like coverage groups on the west coast are more tight-knit than the groups in NY)
If they do hear about me reaching out to other banks, will that impact my chances of getting a return offer?
If there is risk in doing this, I will obviously not reach out to anybody else. Let me know what you all think. Thanks.