Study abroad or internship?

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Hello all, I am a junior finance major at a semi-target school. I had a solid internship sophomore summer, but now would really like to study abroad (LSE finance class, if that matters). How much will studying abroad adversely affect my job prospects? GPA is in ~3.4-3.5 range. I have an offer for a summer financial analyst position at a mid-sized company. I'd like to work in consulting or a corporate banking position following graduation.

Comments (5)

Apr 7, 2016

If you want to work in consulting after graduation, you should absolutely try to land a consulting summer internship and convert that to a full-time position. It is by far the best and easiest way to get an FT slot.

Wait, do you mean to say that you're a junior right now? As in for the 2016-2017 academic year you'll be a senior?

Apr 7, 2016

Ok. Will studying abroad instead of getting an internship junior summer completely hinder getting a FT offer? Will my resume just be pushed aside or will I still be able to land interviews?

And yes, I'm currently a junior and will be a senior for the 2016-2017 academic year. (Grad date May '17)

Apr 7, 2016

Out of all my friends who studied abroad their junior summer they all regretted it. It severely impacts your ability to land a FT job especially in consulting. I think you should study abroad during the year your senior year.

Apr 7, 2016

you should have studied abroad during the school year. I think you will best set yourself up for full time recruiting in the fall by taking the internship.

Apr 7, 2016