FT Decision: Citi FLDP vs. Brown, Gibbons, Lang/Mizuho/Duff & Phelps

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I have a return offer from Citi's FLDP but Brown, Gibbons, Lang and Mizuho, and Duff & Phelps are all recruiting for full-time positions at my school.

If I'm mainly looking into the non-PE exit opps that investment banking offers (like corp dev), would it still make sense to join some type of bank/valuation firm like the three above? I would think that it is generally pretty hard to lateral into a much better bank. With Citi FLDP, I would have the brand name of the company and a lot of experience with the different rotations offered.

I would think that the other three IB firms have non-existent exit opps and since I plan on getting an MBA as well, Citi's FLDP would probably group me with all the Corp Fin people compared to being grouped with the IB people if I go with one of the other three.

Thanks!

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Sep 13, 2017

Need more info. when does the offer expire and when is recruiting?

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there" - Will Rogers

Sep 13, 2017

Take the Citi FLDP.

Sep 13, 2017

Take Citi. You can always lateral off-cycle.

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