Third Year Internationally vs Associate Promotion
I'm currently a first year BB analyst in NYC, sat out PE recruiting this year because I knew I wanted to either 1) do a third year analyst program internationally or 2) try to get the associate promotion after two years and then leave. Have a few questions about these two options:
For third year international program, does anyone have experience negotiating this? My fear is that the MDs in my group don't have much incentive to try to get me a spot in an international office. Wondering if I should be vocal about wanting to go internationally now, or wait until I'm offered third year analyst/associate promotion and try to leverage it?
Thoughts on different international offices? Thinking London/HK/Singapore/Frankfurt, but interested in hearing general pros/cons (compensation, how interesting the work is relatively, etc) of different options. Obviously varies by bank, but general thoughts on different locations are appreciated
Is it true that you basically give up the option for early associate promotion if you try to do a third year international rotation?
General thoughts on how going abroad would be viewed vs staying and trying to get early associate promotion
Thanks in advance!