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Mar 31, 2015

Is this an internship or full-time?

If it is a sophomore internship or something like that, the GS name is very valuable. However, trading analyst at the well-known Canadian bank is probably most promising as 1) you'd be in the U.S. and 2) you'd be in FO as a trading analyst.

The others sound like MO/BO roles and to be honest, I'm a bit wary when I see internships abroad esp. if you go to a U.S. school. Makes me think you couldn't land a good position in the U.S. so you went back to your home country.

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Mar 31, 2015

these are all for full time positions

Mar 31, 2015

He doesn't want to work at big 4? He wants to be in S&T....?

Also who the fuck would move from trading to audit of all things? That might be the world's worst job.

Mar 31, 2015
Anonymoose:

He doesn't want to work at big 4? He wants to be in S&T....?

Also who the fuck would move from trading to audit of all things? That might be the world's worst job.

Trolling bro.

Mar 31, 2015

very funny....

to OP:

As you are starting full time, take the Canadian bank offer (I assume it's BMO since it's in Chicago?) as it gives you a FO trading role. You will probably have an easier time moving around (both to Canada or other firms in the US)

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Mar 31, 2015

I could perhaps be wrong, but I think audit is a far-cry from BB Sales & Trading.

That being said, I am going to go out on a limb and assume you speak both a Chinese dialect (or similar) and English - why else would you have 2/3 offers in Asia, and one in Chicago (at a Canadian bank). A few years in Asia could be an advantage for you before returning to the US if that's the case.

Putting away the crystal ball, the GS name will open doors by itself. None are your ideal position, but all can get you there. My inclination would be the GS route first, CAN bank in Chicago close second, as HFT is great but can be quite niche, depending on which it is. Regardless, congrats on three offers, and best of luck whatever you decide. Half of every opportunity is what you make of it.

Mar 31, 2015
rumplestreetskin:

I could perhaps be wrong, but I think audit is a far-cry from BB Sales & Trading.

That being said, I am going to go out on a limb and assume you speak both a Chinese dialect (or similar) and English - why else would you have 2/3 offers in Asia, and one in Chicago (at a Canadian bank). A few years in Asia could be an advantage for you before returning to the US if that's the case.

Putting away the crystal ball, the GS name will open doors by itself. None are your ideal position, but all can get you there. My inclination would be the GS route first, CAN bank in Chicago close second, as HFT is great but can be quite niche, depending on which it is. Regardless, congrats on three offers, and best of luck whatever you decide. Half of every opportunity is what you make of it.

Half? Where did you get that number?

Mar 31, 2015

Take the Canadian Bank offer. FO > MO > BO

Mar 31, 2015

Without a doubt the canadian bank. When you are working full time, pick the career you will be happiest with (ie the work you want to do). Sure a BB may be a nice and shiny appearance on your resume, but would you be willing to suffer 2 years doing MO work you don't want to do just so you could have the chance to transfer and have "Goldman Sachs" on your resume? If I were GS I'd rather hire away a star trader from BMO than take a gamble on a guy who does MO work.

Mar 31, 2015
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