Weighing Summer Internship Options

Liquid Snake's picture
Rank: Chimp | 5

Hi,

I am a rising junior interested in banking. Recruiting as a sophomore was pretty rough, so I ended up with a couple summer internship offers in some pretty random, unrelated fields. The first is Operations with JPM in NYC and the other is an internship with Mastercard at their HQ in Purchase, NY in "Market Development". Pay is similar although cost of living is higher in the city (though networking would be easier). My question is simply which offer to take, given my long-term career aspirations in banking or possibly consulting?