Here's the situation:
-Applying for SA from an Ivy target
-Have connections and if I wanted I could probably get a job pretty easily in NY at a top in S/T
I know all about S/T from growing up/internships I've had and think I might enjoy IBD better, or at the very least I'd be an idiot to blow my last summer to intern on S/T and never know what IBD is like. That said, I don't seem to be getting first rounds back from IBD and I have already from the one top bank that I know my connections do NOT know anyone at and I'm pretty sure I got the call back because I impressed this ED at their info session who I spoke to afterwards.
After talking to ED I really like what he does (very specific niche in in S/T) and I'm really interested in it, that said all the apps I've already put in are only for IBD (not S/T at all) with the exception of this one bank (from whom I haven't even heard back re: IBD) and I've done no prep for S/T interviews as opposed to IBD which I'm prepped out for.
For banks with deadlines in January for NY will it hurt my chances if I apply to S/T as well as IBD? I know I'd prefer IBD because like I said I feel like I need to intern in it before saying I definitely want to do S/T (esp because I know so much about it already) but I know I would enjoy S/T as a career.
And please dont reply with the jobs are so different unless you can substantiate the statement against the following sentence. I enjoy/coming up with strats and I also somehow enjoy doing schoolwork for days at a stretch and killing myself at it. Although this may be a narrow view, I think I would be a good fit for either division.