This is a throwaway account, and I have a quick question.
I'm a rising junior at a semi target in Cal. The goal is IBD SA next summer.
Through a contact I have, I may be able to land an internship for the fall at KKR/TPG/BX in a regional office. I know it'd be a great brand name to have on the resume, but the internship would be accounting/operations, no finance. Also, I already have 2 solid internships in finance so I don't think this internship is that important.
Should I take this internship? Does the brand name alone compensate for the fact that it's not a finance internship?
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A private equity megafund offer is the mother of all opportunities right? Maybe. You should weigh your options if the offer is for an internship in the back office.
A brand name won't help much if the skills aren't applicable to your end goals. Working in front office is more directly applicable to investment banking than having back office with a strong brand name.
- Value transferable skills over brand name when weighing internship opportunities.
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If this could be an internship during the school year, you may be able to create an opportunity to get a FT position in the future.
Too me, as a summer internship, it seems like too much of a long shot to give up a decent FO position just to have the name on your resume.
Also might depend on who you know that got you the position and whether they could help you leverage that into a FO role later on.
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