What's More Important?

Say for example you were choosing between two offers: JPM vs. Citi. If during the super day and recruiting process a VP or MD at Citi really connected well and wanted you to join the firm and their group would it be more worthwhile to take the "less prestigious" firm over the more prestigious one if it means working with someone who requests and remembers you? Or, does it not matter as a summer which MD you work for and you are just another number at the end of the day?

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Comments (5)

Feb 13, 2011

Remember in 30 min you won't see much...I would say try to get in touch with people who left that team and ask them about the team and the people... do your due diligence...

Feb 13, 2011

The MDs/VPs simply have good soft skills, I would take the JPM offer if the role is more or equally as interesting. Keep in mind a lot of people are jumping ship at Citi.

Feb 13, 2011

depends how superficial the connection is.

Feb 13, 2011

people in finance really move up and their bs factor moves up as well. They are there to help sell the firm.... so i would not hedge my summer internship on that

Feb 13, 2011

-the baller