I currently have an offer for summer 2021 as an IB intern at a, which I'm thrilled about. The only problem is, my girlfriend is 1 year younger than me. If I accept a FT offer for after graduation, I will have to leave school and her for NYC and do long-distance for a year. I assume the long hours and stress of IB compounds the difficulty of doing long-distance.
Is there any way that I can defer my offer by one year to synchronize our lives? What is typical BB policy on this and can I end up getting my offer rescinded if I mention wanting to defer to HR? Do any of you have experience doing the long-distance thing while working in IB? This has been stressing me out a ton so would appreciate any insight you guys might have.(I don't work there) had a program where incoming analysts can defer for a year to do some sort of charity work.
Tl;dr: an IB internship is a dream opportunity I busted my ass to get but I also fear that it could destroy relationships in my personal life