URGENT - help needed please...

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Hi guys,

Just approaching the end of my first year of an MBA course at a top-3 business school in Europe. Second year approaching and I have 2 options for the fall semester:

  1. an internship in the internal M&A / corporate investments team at a major chemicals company (US$25bn market cap)
  2. an exchange programme abroad at Wharton.

I'm already set for the summer at a BB investment bank in their M&A team (I want to do M&A full-time post graduation), this is for Sep-Dec 2010.

Any thoughts?

Many thanks...

Comments (4)

Mar 29, 2010

Maybe you could give more information to get specific advice.
What was your experience prior to the MBA?
Do you have a particular interest in the chemicals sector or are you looking for generalist/other M&A after your MBA?

Mar 29, 2010

Sure thing,

my experience was investment banking, but more equity research related. Done that for 5 yrs or so, but crisis constrained any move into M&A.

I wanted to get some "industry M&A" experience under my belt, as opposed to working with an i-bank...could be useful in giving me a more rounded perspective of m&a and extra experience.

I have to essentially weigh that up against doing a 10-week stint at Wharton...and before anyone asks I did apply for a full-time MBA gig there and got dinged.

Mar 29, 2010

I would go with the abroad experience, you already have a BB gig lined up and unless you think you won't nail it and get FT then there's no real reason to do M&A again in my opinion. I think some abroad experience will set you apart from other candidates more.

Mar 29, 2010