I'm a SA in a topis doing well ( /MS/etc), and I have pretty much been told that I will receive a return offer. However, I am now also confident that I would like to work in a different industry.
I have some past internships, and I'm 90% sure I can secure another job there before graduation. However, given the current circumstances and lack of hiring across the board, I do not feel like turning down the investment banking offer since the group is doing well and I definitely do not want to shoot myself in the foot and end up unemployed after graduating.
My current plan is to accept the offer but then start recruiting elsewhere, and if I can't secure anything, work in IB for a year and move out.
I was wondering if there are any negative consequences to doing this? It wouldn't affect the offers of the other interns, since it looks like everyone is getting one. The only consequences I can think of are having to return a signing bonus and some tax hassle if I cancel the contract after getting the bonus. Are there any other consequences you all foresee? Thank you for the help!