Need some advice: I've been offered a FT position in the real estate group at a top bank... but I'm not that interested in RE. Before laying out my options, I'll say that [at the moment, at least] I don't want to exit to PE nor do I want to go to Bschool; I would like to be a career banker or eventually exit to upper CF position in a large firm. Should I...
A) take the offer. It's at a great-name bank and is [I believe] a top group. See how I like it, and if I don't then try to lateral to different group within bank (how possible is this?). Here, I'm guessing I would be making the most money, on both on total and per-hour basis. Problem with this is that I don't want to pigeon-hole myself in RE.
B) don't take the offer. I don't have any other offers yet, but I'm getting interest from many much smaller firms. Assuming I get at least one of these offers, I would be doing something I find more interesting (much more interested in corporate finance than RE), yet the brand-name would be unrecognizable, the money and hours would be worse.