Market research vs. Ops vs. PMG for the summer. HELP

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I am a junior at a non-target evaluating internship offers. My goal is to work in strategy consulting and I did interview at some top firms but nothing materialized.

I am now entertaining a variety of different positions and my objectives are to do...
1. something this summer that will give me a better crack at strat. consulting,
2. something that will have good exit opps (prestigious FT job, MBA placement).

Here are my options.

  1. A Market Research group at a major financial services firm. This is a small group (10-15 ppl) that is considering the internal consulting arm of the company. FT offer seems unlikely (not sure though). I know I was competing with some serious target school kids for this spot.
  2. Goldman ops. There has been a lot of discussion on ops in this forum. I guess I like the security from working at BB and the evasive hope that I may be able to get something better for FT. Goldman brand equity is also appealing.

3.* BlackRock pmg. Had a superday, I am unsure about getting an offer. Don't really want to consider this right now, general thoughts are welcome.

Please bounce around any ideas or thoughts you have about my situation. I am leaning towards the market research internship mainly because it will be more meaningful work.

Comments (6)

Mar 13, 2010

Market Research. It's not even close.

Mar 13, 2010

thanks!
do you know what type of weight experience market research holds in relation to getting a job in strategy consulting.

Also, the market research position may not come with a FT offer, is this a big concession?

Mar 13, 2010
Shake:

Market Research. It's not even close.

PMG.. not even close. The blackrock name plus the fact that PMG is almost off limits to undergrads. Most kids end up in PAG. PMG is the true front office on the AM side, not the solutions side.

Mar 14, 2010

thanks. the group at BlackRock is great, but im not sure if i got it.

Mar 14, 2010
porkulus:
Shake:

Market Research. It's not even close.

PMG.. not even close. The blackrock name plus the fact that PMG is almost off limits to undergrads. Most kids end up in PAG. PMG is the true front office on the AM side, not the solutions side.

PMG isn't even an option right now.

Mar 14, 2010
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