sales, trading, origination, or research --> banking

jman's picture
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I have an interview next week for an SA position with a reputable bank, but it is going to be either in sales, trading, origination or research. Since I am a junior who ultimately wants to go into banking, which of the four areas would be in my best interest to choose? I understand that this is completely different than banking, but I figure if I can get an offer from them, this may be a solid choice for me to consider because of the bank's brand name.

I am not a quant by any means so I don't know how I'll do in trading. I don't know much about sales, origination, or research. Right now I am leaning towards origination, with the line of thought that hopefully it would be good leverage to get into a FIG or financial sponsors group down the line.

Thoughts? Opinions?

Comments (3)

Feb 24, 2008

I think you should also consider research, you will be able to touch on some modeling which can be transferable to banking. In research, analysts are just valuing the companies from a different perspective.

Feb 24, 2008

Probably not very difficult to go from origination (DCM or ECM) to banking in my opinion. Research may be another option. I would avoid S&T

Feb 24, 2008