Many things happened and I'm just full of doubts... Help!

Hello all monkeys,

During the last couple of weeks many doors have opened to me and I'm full of doubts about what should I do. My main objective in the medium term (1-2-3 years) is to be in London working for a (big, if possible) PE firm. Bear in mind that right now I am in the Netherlands studying a MSc, and these are the opportunities I have:

1) Is very possible that I will start an internship in a Valuation group of a Big 4 in January while finishing the MSc.

2) I have the chance of a +6 months internship in a MM IB (M&A) in other country (neither NL or UK)

3) I might have the chance, although this will be more difficult, of being a full time PE analyst in a FoF with +180 billions in AUM, here in NL.

Now, I am full of doubts about what would be the best path to get to where I want (PE in London). I will do number 1 for sure, I like valuation and this internship looks really interesting. I thought about trying to do internship nº2 starting in July and then maybe try to move to another IB. The other option is to keep with the Valuation internship until around August and then apply for the FoF, stay there for 1-2 years and then try to jump.

Of course, there are many other options that I don't have (yet) but if you think that are good paths I will look for them.

Thanks a lot.

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