Commercial Banking vs Mining Finance--- Need serious internship/career advice? Summer between Jr,Sr year... Help??

I have two internship offers, one from JPM for Middle Market Banking/Specialized Industries (MMBSI, Commercial Banking, Charlotte,NC).... The other is from Rio Tinto for Finance (Salt Lake City). I'm from a big ten fairly non-target school, not entirely sure what career field I want to start in, biggest thing I'm looking for is learning as much as possible and adding value to myself, however I don't really see a career in corporate America (dream has always been to be an acquisition entrepreneur)... I know little on what the possible career ladder looks like for each position, or any accompanying exit opportunities along the way would be .... Career Services office on campus is shut down for rest of semester, don't really have any other people to get advice from, need any thoughts/inputs/advice any of y'all could give.. Thanks!! 

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Feb 24, 2021 - 12:17am

I am a bit biased, but I would go for the Rio Tinto gig. If you're interested in acquisitions then try to work up the ladder and land into a corporate dev role via finance. Ultimately you can try to get into a corporate advisory role thereafter at another firm with some networking.

Of course, based on this experience you would be specialising in the mining industry. I know a few people who have done this similar path.

 
Feb 25, 2021 - 7:15pm

Thanks for the response! Do you have any insight on how hard that is to do/how long that would take? Also, do you have any ideas on what salaries are or what the travel opportunities are? I know little about Rio Tinto and the industry in general so any insight you have would be greatly appreciated! 

 

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