I would like to ask for advice on the dilemma I'm facing - during the summer, I worked as a consulting intern for MBB in my country, I enjoyed the job and I got a full time offer (quite a nice one). Having said that, I think I would like to eventually do direct PE, preferably in Europe,
I'm European and currently in the 2nd year of my BA at Sciences Po Paris (the best school for politics around here). My options for the third (and final) year are:
a.) Do a full year abroad, with the possiblity to go to school such as UPenn-Wharton or NYU-Stern
b.) Do only one semester abroad, finish my BA in only 2.5 years and already enroll fulltime to the MBB (8 months earlier compared to if I went to full year abroad). The issue is - if I would do only one semester abroad, schools such as Wharton/Stern wouldn't be an option. I would most likely end up going to University of Toronto, King's College London or Ivey Business School.
I really like the option of only one semester abroad, but I'm not sure whether it's not a shame to pass on opportunity to spend some time at these great schools. What would you do and why? Do you think that having spend one year at Wharton/Stern would increase my chances to get into PE in Europe a lot?
Thank you for your insights!
PS: Money is not an issue, I'm a full scholar.