Not Sure What To Pursue - Any Advice? - 4.0, 2 IB summers, 1 ER summer

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Hi,

I am currently a Senior at a City University in New York and am hoping to get some advice from the community. I have 2 IB summer internships, and most recently completed an equity research internship at a bulge bracket bank. Unfortunately, I did not receive a return offer (due to my non-core school, and politics). However, I have 3 strong references including the Director of Research of the dept who called me and told me he wants to be a reference since I am "the sharpest intern he's seen in a while".

Now my problem is... I do not know what I want to pursue. I don't know if I want to do equity research, or asset management. I definitely do not want to do IB or S&T. My mentors are pushing me towards the buy-side, but I am not too sure yet and would appreciate any advice on how to approach this. I currently have a 4.00 cumulative and major GPA and believe I can cast my net as wide as I'd like as long as I find something I am genuinely interested in.

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Aug 12, 2018

Buyside or full time ER with no return offer.....lmao

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Aug 12, 2018

It's unfortunate how you laugh now behind a computer with nothing of value to add to a conversation. I can't wait to see who makes it farther in life in the next 5 years. Good luck.

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Aug 12, 2018

Eh I've already got a leg up as I'm employed at a top buyside AM, so...

Then again, why get into an internet circle jerk, good luck

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Aug 12, 2018

I agree that recruiting is an uphill battle without a return offer - see if those you worked with last summer (your references) can give you any referrals. ask very kindly, they have 0 obligation to do so

when you interview, exaggerate the number of people who didn't get a return offer slightly (~50% did, etc.) but not too far

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Aug 12, 2018

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Aug 12, 2018
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