I need advice for my last summer internship. I go to a non-target (Mid-West), will be graduating in December of 2016, and my GPA is not currently IB/PE worthy (3.2 cumulative, 3.6 major).
Experience: 1 Year of PE Real Estate experience at F500 firm, Excel expert, app developer, met 1 on 1 with execs (both CEOs, CIO, Equities director, and FI Director), won 2 awards from internship, and was the only intern in anyone at the company's experience to get a raise mid-internship.
Near: Work in PE, IB, or VC after college on one of the coasts or Chicago
Mid: Go to M7 B School
Long: Work for large PE shop and eventually launch own funds
My options as of now look like this:
-VC Internship (Spring semester and summer) with a very small, local firm looking to raise a new seed fund of about $15 million. Likely a lot of responsibility as I would be the 4th employee. (Offer should come tomorrow)
-Summer Internship with a Health Care company in Hartford, Connecticut (gives me opportunity to grow a network on the East Coast). Not sure which position/division I would be in, but have told everyone I want to do corporate finance. (Offer should come early next week)
-Summer Equities Internship (on a REIT team) at the company I worked at last year. (completed first round interview, but the company loves me and I would be appalled if I didn't get to the second round/offer).
-Auditing Spring Job that would likely transition into a consulting/IB internship over the summer (Offer on table for auditing role and would expect to move into their consulting/IB division)
Let me know what you all think.