Here's my situation, I'm a rising junior currently interning in a credit investing role at a big firm, think Oak Tree / Apollo / Ares / Blackstone. When I took the offer, they were explicit that they don't hire out of undergrad and that this experience is primarily for experience and resume bolstering. Well, it worked.. I currently have an outstanding offer for the M&A division of a top boutique bank, think LAZ/PJT/EVR/MOE/Green Hill.
Now, my issue is that I'm really enjoying the work that I'm doing this summer and want some sort of credit investing, market facing, or special situations investing role. Will coming from an M&A background hinder me from doing this? I really would love to do restructuring banking because the work seems more interesting and like it's a better pipeline to the types of roles I'm interested in, but my bank doesn't have a generalist program..
I was thinking of trying to recruit for a full-time position in RX at a bank that has a generalist program after my junior summer, but that's not a sure thing...
For context, I'd like to work for a place like Oaktree, Blackstone GSO or Tac Opps, Apollo, Ares, Silver Point, etc.