Will a Cannabis Internship Hurt My IB Chances?
I've been offered an opportunity to intern at one of the largest cannabis growers in my state (legal state obviously) for this fall. However, I'm worried that since banking is a conservative industry, it'll give interviewers a reason to ding me based on the negative stigma.
I'll get a lot of different experience in the finance department, helping out marketing/sales with analytics, and helping recreate the business plan. I want to do it to get a unique experience, and I also have always been interested in entering the cannabis market since it's a new industry, maybe doing/starting a PE fund in the industry someday. It's also a newer company with a startup vibe and has been growing very fast. Most of the owner's are more ops/sales focused with little knowledge of finances, which is where I will obviously be a big help. I would also help them hire a full time CFO.
With all that said, IB is where I want to go after graduation. I can also just do it and not put it on my resume for banking. Or make it broad and say "agriculture industry." Will putting this on my resume do more harm than good?