Sophomore college kid, which option should I take this summer?

I'm a sophomore student at a target school. Looking to go into Sales and Trading, Ibanking, or Equity research upon graduation. These are the internship I already have: high school summer I did language consulting for FBI, freshman summer at NYC prop shop, sophomore winter at Fixed income + macroecon research desk at a Chinese BB in China. I've been very lazy this past semester on getting a summer internship, so now I only have one option on my hand: So should I

1) take my current offer, internal audit at a Fortune 200 company (no. 1 in its industry) for 17 bucks/hour?

2) reject it, and try to get a coldcalling job for stockbrokers in some private wealth management in DC for potentially no pay?

3) reject it, and find something else (which isnt guaranteed at this point of time)

I thought my resume was pretty straight up until now. I even made it to a MS superday as a sophomore(but didnt get the offer). My fear is by the time I'm a junior, and applying for BB s&t/banking/er internships, the HR will look at my resume and see the internal audit (since it would be the most recent) and see me as unfit and ditch me immediately before looking at more stuff. At the same time, this is only a sophomore internship, not THAT important. I'm leaning toward accepting the 17 buck/hr job because it's risk-free and money is good.

Your opinions?

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May 6, 2007

I feel terrible that all I'm doing this summer (I'm a freshman) is testing out of physics, heading to Canada, and voluntary work/portfolio management.

I would take the offer.

May 6, 2007

lol i love when people put ridiculous questions on here either because they are incredibly insecure, or just want to brag. The fact of it is that your prior experience is bettern than probably 90% of the kids out there..... and accounting is very much related to finance so working internal audit at a Fortune 200 will be good as long as you can relate it back to company analysis from the financial perspective.

I would not try to find something else when it is already May and people are almost never receptive to cold-calling for jobs (unless you have a contact somewhere already).

I do not get why u think HR would reject you due to an accounting based internship lol. Biggest thing that I have heard of that has hurt kids in interviews is that they put something down like worked at a Risk Arbitrage firm and then when asked about it all they can say is "well I did some excel spreadsheets and looked at some other companies in the industry." This can kill a very positive aspect of your resume.

May 6, 2007
untilted:

I'm a sophomore student at a target school. Looking to go into Sales and Trading, Ibanking, or Equity research upon graduation. These are the internship I already have: high school summer I did language consulting for FBI, freshman summer at NYC prop shop, sophomore winter at Fixed income + macroecon research desk at a Chinese BB in China. I've been very lazy this past semester on getting a summer internship, so now I only have one option on my hand: So should I

1) take my current offer, internal audit at a Fortune 200 company (no. 1 in its industry) for 17 bucks/hour?

2) reject it, and try to get a coldcalling job for stockbrokers in some private wealth management in DC for potentially no pay?

3) reject it, and find something else (which isnt guaranteed at this point of time)

I thought my resume was pretty straight up until now. I even made it to a MS superday as a sophomore(but didnt get the offer). My fear is by the time I'm a junior, and applying for BB s&t/banking/er internships, the HR will look at my resume and see the internal audit (since it would be the most recent) and see me as unfit and ditch me immediately before looking at more stuff. At the same time, this is only a sophomore internship, not THAT important. I'm leaning toward accepting the 17 buck/hr job because it's risk-free and money is good.

Your opinions?

honestly u can do any of those, banks dont care that u did pwm, internal audit, etc. your sophomore year. they just care it is something relevant

May 6, 2007

Dartmouth Kids...

May 7, 2007
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