I work across a boutique technology investment bank and venture capital fund in New York (2 years experience) and previously worked in consulting for KPMG. I have been admitted to Columbia J-Term and UChicago Booth. I currently live in New York and don't wish to relocate to Chicago for personal reasons(girlfriend, family and friends, existing connections).
I am seriously considering attending Columbia's J-Term over Booth but am concerned about the lack of summer internship. Do you think that I will be able to network aggressively and land a full-time offer at a BB in NYC despite the lack of internship? I want to work in Energy PE long-term and feel I have the right skill-set to land a BB job. However the lack of internship at J-Term makes it a harder route than Booth, but I am willing to put in the effort if I opportunities at BB are realistic without an internship.