Offer compare: QMA(NJ) vs. Millennium(HK) vs. WellsFargo(NY)
I rarely post on forum and I need help from you guys to pick 1 of 3 internship offers
my background: couple years of military experience, now going to a top MFE (quant) program but my prior quant finance related internship experience is weak
After several top banks super days in the last fall/winter, I was rejected by all of them although I think I did alright during those onsite interviews. So
I think the reason of this is that my resume isn't impressive enough to them..
But since the beginning of 2020, my luck started to pour in and I got three offers to choose:
QMA(NJ) QR intern: low key but good long term alpha HF under PGIM, good pay. My worry about it is that starting in a low freq firm would limit my career opportunities in the long run and I personally like high/mid freq better.
Millennium(HK) QR intern: got the offer through an alumni, was told that I would be working directly under a macro trading PM, fast pace, good brand name and I believe that I can learn a lot there. Downside is that HK is not as comparable to US cities, fearing of a tough full time job searching back in US after 3 months internship
WellsFargo(NYC) model risk quant intern: ok brand name, pay is not as good, and risk oriented which I'm not interested. The best part is that it's in NYC, close to where I live and I think when getting a full time BB(better brand than WF) front desk quant job, they would like to see a person with more standard quant training from banks.
my long term goal is to find a full time front desk quant position at BB(Citi and above) for couple years and move on to top HFs.
Any advice is helpful.Thank you!