I am looking for some advice. I am currently a sophomore at Georgetown University studying finance. I interned over the fall at a boutique PE Real Estate firm as an acquisition analyst in Houston. It was wonderful experience! I am finishing up the semester and have a few offers to juggle between:
1. A boutique multifamily development internship in Houston (Spring & Summer 2021)
2. JLL Capital Markets (Summer 2021)
3. Continue searching for Summer 2021 opportunities
4. Study abroad during summer 2021 at Oxford.
Overall, I really need you guy's help. All of these opportunities sound interesting but I have received all sorts of advice suggesting I go with a bigger more structured internship program like JLL as 1. bigger name 2. structure. However, I really cannot decide. I would like to learn as much as possible but not bounce around from job-to-job as I do not think that would look great either. Any tips would be helpful!
@Brian Schroeder great progress. Brand matters earlier in your life to open certain kind of doors for you and once you get into the door, you personality will push you far. Growth will happen depending on group of people you would be spending most of your time. Putting those two together , i would suggest your #4 as 1st/2nd/3rd option and 4th option could be #2 aka JLL and scratch off #1 and #3. (Hint: Make your Professors fell in love with you and they would do magic for you).
Keep us posted and best wishes.
@Shahriar Khan thank you. I will let you know what I end up going with!