unknown small cap Private Equity in Italy vs. CEE IB

I am an MSc in Finance student at a target European university. My question is which one would be better for my CV, and for my chances into getting into a bulge bracket IB next summer. An unknown small cap PE in Italy, or an internship in a known IB such as Societe Generale/Citi/UniCredit, but in my home country of Bulgaria?

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May 1, 2017 - 3:11am

Go for the IB. Assuming both are internships.

I made the mistake of picking up a small name PE... the learning is great intially but you hit a ceiling quickly.
There isn't as much of an insitutional framework to support your learning and its pretty hit and miss.

At least with an IB internship, you would have directly portable skills which you can leverage into something valuable in a few years.

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