I am currently a Junior in an undergraduate business school and, after working hard, I have just secured a summer S&T internship at a BB bank in NYC. I am now willing to provide the necessary effort to do well.
I would like to have some tips on how to prepare for the internship. As of now, I am not interested in a specific desk. The program is rotational and I would like to have two trading rotations and a sales one. I am a Finance and Math major and I would like to have some advice on how to choose the desks for the summer. I want to do the following simultaneously: learning a lot from the summer, creating great relationships, and satisfy the expectations.
I want to choose strategically. Of course, the usual advice is to go with what I really like. However, although I have a slight attraction towards equities and derivatives, I am ready to choose other desks if it gives the opportunity to express myself better and use my specific skills (math, two foreign languages) to my advantage. I also want to favor the desks that are more likely to have available spots for full time offers. What desks do you think I should prioritize? Do you think that it's even better to just go with the people who I had good feelings with from networking sessions?
My purpose is to do well and show my potential fully, rather than securing a full time offer. If I show my real potential and I am not offered a full time spot, then I wouldn't have any regrets. Please let me know of ANY advice you might have. How could I prepare well? What are the things that I HAVE to know before my first day. Most people who got the same internship know much more than I do, but I have a stronger motivation. It is my motivation that led an offer to me. Now, I want tips on how to prepare well, please.
Thank you very much.