Bulge Bracket Wealth Management NYC versus small IB in random city?

Hi, my goal is to go into investment banking but also be in NYC at a large firm. Is it better to do a brand named internship in wealth management in NYC and network over the summer to get into IB for the next summer or should I do IB in a non NYC/Chicago/ATL/San Fran at a smaller not really named non BB firm?

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Mar 13, 2018

Definitely do the IB at a non BB firm. Relevant experience is much more important than brand name starting out because you can lateral more easily from IB

Mar 13, 2018

Thanks for the insight! Is it better to be at a no-name than a BB then - if it is different divisions?

What about location also, should I not care about this? Since in NYC I could network while being there over the summer?

Mar 14, 2018