Which would you choose? - Any thoughts?

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Rank: Chimp | 8

Interviewing with several firms and am trying to think through which I want to do most. which would you choose:

Citi IBD
MS equity research
MS IBD
DB IBD

Here's how I see it:

MS IBD > everything
MS ER > Citi IBD
DB IBD > Citi IBD
MS ER vs. DB IBD, tough call.

Any thoughts?

Comments (9)

Feb 20, 2010

I think your priority should be focused on securing work that you are interested in as opposed to brand names. From the looks of your list that would be IB. So something like this makes sense:

  1. MS IBD
  2. Citi IBD
  3. DB IBD
  4. MS ER

At the end of the day you should be casting your net as wide as possible to maximise your options. You might not get an offer from the firm you want now but you can always lateral if you have industry relevant experience down the track. So I recommend applying to as many firms as possible that you can commit the time to interview with and make your decision once your offers have been made.

Feb 20, 2010

Yes MS IBD is fantastic, but did you really need external validation to stroke ur ego more?

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We are excited to formally extend to you an offer to join Bank of Ameria

Feb 20, 2010

don't have offers yet, just in the process and trying to get an internal rank. chill out

Feb 20, 2010

MS IBD is best,

not sure why you have ER in there, either you want to do banking or ER, if you want to do banking then why would you consider ER ahead of any other BB IBD slots?

Feb 20, 2010

interested in ultimately going to a HF, and I know you can get there w/ IB or ER, plus IB jobs seem more plentiful than research jobs from an on-campus recruiting perspective. obviously the jobs very different but i think you learn a lot of the same modeling skills in both

Feb 20, 2010

Get the offers first, then rank.

Feb 20, 2010

I call BS, most those firms ended interviews a while ago. there's no way ur "interviewing", at least not for citi.

Feb 20, 2010

ok yes fembotma you're right. i have an offer at citi and am interviewing with the others.

Feb 20, 2010
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