Hey guys, in need of a bit of advice here.
I have a finance graduate programme lined up in a European F500 for this fall and currently doing an unpaid internship in a VC in AUS/NZ. I know not everyone agrees with unpaid internships, but it's a way for me to get some really good finance experience under my belt (from day 1 I had a lot of responsibility and will be able to turn it into really good resume bullets for other job applications, b-school applications etc.) I figured it was a a far more productive use of my summer than studying for CFA level 1 or GMAT.
Anyway, while the VC hasn't made an offer yet, they have asked a few probing questions like what it would take to make me interested in staying with them etc. I'd like to have a good idea in my mind of where I stand before any potential offer is made in the next few weeks.
- Several rotations across different finance departments
- Guaranteed secondment to North America or China
- EU50k pay with very low cost of living
- Great work life balance
- More opportunities to meet people/better social scene
- Based in Europe, easier to get to London/Berlin for networking with other VCs
- Additional content on resume
- Work will be more boring
- More interesting work
- More responsibility
- Unsure of what pay is
What would you do in my situation? I'd like to move back to Europe and stay in the F500 for a little while before gettig back into VC but it looks very difficult to get an analyst position unless you have minimum 1 year in i-banking, consulting etc.