Junior SA Recruiting

Hello All,

Quick Background:

I worked at Merrill Lynch PWM for 6 months during the summer after my freshman year, continued while in school in a different city.

Immediately after (currently) interning as an analyst at a boutique private equity firm.

I have been networking a ton but go to a non-target however with a 3.45 GPA.

My question to you all is this: Should I do a prestigious summer abroad program, noting that if I receive an A in both courses my GPA will be a 3.502. Or should I take an offer for a boutique IB SA internship in restructuring (sophomore summer).

Basically, which will set me up the best for MM and BB IB for Junior summer recruiting.

Comments (9)

Feb 1, 2012 - 7:16pm

If you really want IB do the SA internship. It'll give you IB experience, stand out on your resume, and give you a lot of shit to talk about.

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Feb 1, 2012 - 9:09pm

Definitely internship.

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Feb 1, 2012 - 10:57pm
BreadBaker:
Dont a lot of firms have a 3.5 cutoff though?

Start networking now and apply through your contacts when the time comes.

Applying through online systems from a non-target is pretty much a black hole regardless of any cutoffs.

Feb 2, 2012 - 12:53am

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