I have an IBD SA offer from a top BB this summer as a junior at a target; I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity and know that finance/IB is what I want to pursue in the future. However, the more I think about how brutal the analyst stint will be, the more I think about how burned out I already am from college and whether jumping straight into a job that will burn me out even further is the best move. I am considering taking a gap year after graduation to travel/chill/work for a startup/relax before I dive headfirst into IB. What is the best way to go about doing this/communicating this to HR when the time comes? Does anyone know someone who has done this before?
If I end up receiving a return offer, it is possible at all to delay my FT start date for a year? Or should I ask for a return SA position instead of an FT offer? If I do not receive a return offer, should I rerecruit for an SA position for the following summer (the summer I graduate)?
Given the possibility of a recession in 2020, is it a stupid move to ask for too much and should I just suck it up and go straight into the workforce? Thanks in advance