I need to decide between two internship offers: one for trading at a fairly well-known prop shop in Chicago - think CTC/DRW/Optiver - and one in the Master's/PhD risk management division at American Express in NY. Amex group could be anything from consumer card risk to corporate underwriting. My goal is to end up in S&T at a BB doing trading or research (would even settle for market risk). If you can help:
-Is American Express a good name on the resume in general?
-Which spot opens more doors for full-time recruiting?
-Networking: Does the ability to grab drinks with my BB contacts justify taking MO over FO?
I am really on the fence and would be extremely grateful for any help you can give!
tl;dr - Risk Management at American Express or Prop. Trading in Chicago? Which will make me a happier monkey during full-time recruiting?