I am currently a corporate strategy intern at a supermajor. My boss has suggested that I complete a research project by the end of the summer on a topic of interest. He has really given me free reign, just asking me to run the idea by him before starting. Although I am somewhat knowledgeable on current events and their geopolitical consequences, I would like to do more research on the finance/investment side of O&G markets, since my ultimate goal is to go into banking/private equity, perhaps in the energy space.
What topic(s) would be most beneficial for me to study, and most impressive to interviewers at banks in the future? Any suggestions?