This past summer--sophomore summer-- I interned( /MS/ ). I really enjoyed the experience, but this was because of the challenging high-intensity nature of the work way more than the actual work itself. Sure financial metrics of companies etc. interest me, but I'm much more interested in the big-picture and strategy concepts that seemed to be the focus of associates and above a lot more than analysts.
After wrapping up my internship, I went and did weeklong programs at two of. Each of these programs ended with interviews and I was lucky enough to receive offers at both. Now, I have a huge decision to make. Return back to IBD--was in a top / MT/ etc. group-- or switch over to consulting.
Long term, I'd love to be the CEO of a Media or Tech company then transition to politics later in the game. I'm almost certain that I should do consulting full time for the paid b-school, strategy experience, etc. However, my logic for choosing banking is to continue to refine my quantitative skill set and make it easier for me to focus on TMT early on. Not to mention the huge salary difference I'm expecting this summer (a literal 100% pay difference when including the scholarship my banking firm gave me).
I would appreciate any advice at all--whether it's about doing banking vs consulting to achieve my long term goals, whether my logic makes sense, etc.
Thanks a lot!