3 months ago I was losing hope on getting placed before my undergrad is over. I thought my finals will end in May and I'll be on a job hunt at least till August or so !
Well ... how things can change. I have not 1 but 2 offer letters currently and my last exam is on the 23rd, i.e on Friday!
Anyway , so the ..
First is Ernst & Young - TAS - Valuations (Specific to Real Estate sector)
Second is Grant Thornton - corporate finance - M&A/Lead Advisory
Both being Analyst positions.
My short term aim is to be able to probably do my CFA, get a good gmat score, and then pursue a good Masters in Finance or MBA starting 2017 or 2018!
In the long run I would preferably be looking to join a Private Equity or something similar, though this is a very far fetched thought and I guess I'll know exactly what I want to do only in the coming years once I have more experience.
To me it seems the profile offered by GT is better but a lot of people keep telling me to join EY as its a bigger company with a bigger brand name so will get me a better MBA. I don't disagree with that point but Post-MBA during my placements to get into IB PE VC or anything I would try for on those lines... Wouldn't they prefer a person with a few years of work experience in M&A/Lead Advisory than just a pure Valuations role that too specific to one sector.
I'm pretty confident of going ahead with choosing the GT role but wanted to put it out here just for some more differentiated views!
Which role do WSO Monkeys think is better to take up?
PS - I'm in New Delhi, India doing my Bachelors in Business Economics from University Of Delhi.
I know I'm going to be getting a lot of global views which may not apply to how things work here but still, fun to know what the world thinks!