Hey, Guys. New to WSO.
Wanted to gauge everyone's thoughts around here on this -
Current Junior Undergrad at small private Non-target. Had summer internship with Mid/small-size Asset Management firm assisting PM team with models and ad hoc projects for Investment Services/Sales/Ops.
I managed to land an internship for this coming summer at top AM (Fido, PIMCO, T Rowe) on the Asset Management team in a "strategic advisory" role (Trend analysis/ Strategic initiatives/ Providing reports and advisory to senior leaders). It is more of a corporate strategy role, which is the route I want to take after school.
Here is my concern: I am the president of my school's student investment group, and will have 2 internships at AM firms coming out of school. I come from a school regionally known (at best) but fairly obscure - aka ZERO campus recruiting for finance/corporate anything. I've only ever gotten interest from AMs, BBs, Alt Managers (BB interviews were for average roles not IBD/PWM/IMD). I am more interested in corporate strategy/ Biz Dev, and would love to get into a leadership development program out of school at a F500.
Am I pigeonholed into staying in AM / investment roles? I have been told college internships can't do that. Thoughts?