JP Morgan vs. Houlihan Lokey vs. KPMG

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I have an internship offer from the following:

JP Morgan Global Wealth Management
Houlihan Lokey corporate finance aka Ibanking
KPMG Advisory (Forensics)

I'm not sure which one to choose because of the following reasons:

1) Money
2) Hours
3) Prestige
4) Culture
5) Stability/Exit opportunity

I want to make a high salary and have a prestigious position/company like everyone else but I also want to have a stable job and would hopefully not like to waste my twenties doing work and being sleep deprived.

Basically, I'm not sure if I value money/prestige or time more.

I also had questions about the following in respect to each company:

1) What are the hours actually like?
2) What is the culture actually like?
3) How stable are each of these positions aka if the economy sucks what'll happen?
4) What about being subsidized for MBA's or CFA's, etc?
5) What is the exit opportunity like?


Comments (16)

Feb 22, 2015

did you serious just made three posts on this?

also, HL. by a mile. do a search next time.

Feb 22, 2015

Just stick out the Houlihan internship for the summer, then decide what you want to do for the next few years. Do you really have that offer? It seems like a no brainer, especially since it is just an internship.

Feb 22, 2015


Feb 22, 2015

what office is your HL offer from?

Feb 22, 2015

In California.

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Feb 22, 2015

I would take the internship at HL and then transition over to Wealth Management if it's not for you. Having IBD experience on your resume will make you stand out. In terms of hours and work / lifestyle PWM > IBD.

Bitch please, I love bananas! If you found my advice useful, hit me up with one.

Feb 22, 2015

HL by a mile

Feb 22, 2015

Go to HL

Feb 22, 2015

HL by 1,000 miles

Feb 22, 2015

Be aware that you asked this question on a site that contains mostly college students who have 3 inch boners for i-banking. All of them are right that the ability to do either of the other two after HL ibanking will be easier, but it will be exactly what you don't want which is really long hours and sleep deprivation.

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Feb 22, 2015

This has to be a troll

Feb 22, 2015

prolly german, from private school, fairly stupid

i could be wrong tho, just my intuition