I have a few offers, and it's a great position to be in. That being said, I now need to tell many banks that I will not be signing and that I've selected a different summer analyst program. It's been surprisingly difficult for me and I wanted any advice.
For some, I had indicated strong interest (and was fairly genuine about it), and others have congratulated me and pushed me to sign. Others have been aggressive, trying to get my verbal acceptance right away when they called. Some have political ties to me (helped me get the job but I'm not taking it). How do I navigate this? Do I tell the places where I will be going, or just leave it vague?
I plan on just sending some thoughtful emails, but maybe I should call as well (at least for the MDs who went out of their way to congratulate me)? Especially for the higher ups (MDs) that have reached out and put pressure on me to sign, I want to not burn any bridges since the street is small.