I need advice on what to do once I graduate.
I have a bachelor degree in Economics, I have 2 internships under my belt, one in corporate finance sort of investment appraisal etc for a logistics firm, and one in financial accounting for a small consulting firm.
These were done during my Bachelor, and once I graduated I worked middle office at BNYM and then BNP Paribas for one year...
Now I'm currently doing an MSc Finance and Management at a pretty good school and I want to know what I should do once I graduate.
I'm pretty international which I believe I need to emphasize. I speak 5 languages fluently, spoken and written, am of dual nationality, Swedish and Greek, went to the European School in Brussels, Belgium, did my undergraduate in the UK, and currently my MSc in the UK as well. The two internships were in Barcelona, Spain and Greece respectively, whilst the year of working was in Brussels.
My goal is to work as an equity research analyst or work in corporate finance within industry, preferably corporate development and M&A.
First of all, is international experience really looked well upon by employers within finance? Specifically the roles I'm looking for?
Secondly, my plan is to move and do an internship in Cape Town, South Africa for 6 months and then one in New York. So basically, one years worth of internships. The plan is to increase my international work experience, and hopefully this will be seen as a good thing by future employers.
Is it worth it? Or will I have done too many internships? I mean of course I want to do this stuff cos of the adventure and fun of it as well (I won't just be a hippy travelling, I'll be building my CV) but I always put career first for now, so if it's bad for my CV it's not worth it.