which should I do for summer internship??? S&T at a lower tier MM bank vs IB at a no name boutique

Hi WSO, I'm wondering what you all think I should do in the case that I end up with only the offers I currently have. I'll still be hearing back from many firms and I think I still have a chance with some BB's in Hong Kong for IBD, but let's ignore that for now.

Currently I'm a junior in the states debating my options for next summer's SA internship. Ultimately for full time I want to want to work in IBD in New York. The options I have right now are to work in S&T at Mizuho in Hong Kong, or to work in IB at a no name boutique in New York. There's still time but let's assume only between these two options, which is the better choice for my scenario? Should I go with Mizuho because it has name recognition and pays better, or the boutique in NY because it's more relevant to IB?

Thanks!

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Nov 8, 2017

Boutique IB if you want to work in NYC in the future no question

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Nov 8, 2017

PM me the name of the boutique. I'm quite experienced with the boutiques in NYC.

Apr 30, 2018