I am in my second master's semester at one of the typical business schools in continental Europe, currently undergoing a (T3) consulting internship. Compared with former internship experiences across banking and US-Tech, consulting is what I enjoy the most so far, meaning that at this point of time, I could very much imagine starting my career here after graduation. Subsequently, I am obviously aiming for a role at MBB where I, however, was rejected at CV-screening stage half a year ago.
For the upcoming summer, I am now holding two internship offers where I would love to ask for your thoughts and advice on which offer to accept, etc.:
1) Another consulting firm of equal reputation and brand
2) Business Development at Tech Start-Up abroad in London
Given my stated long-term goal (at this point of time at least) of working at MBB, one might usually opt for option 1) to gain more experience in the same field. That being said, I am unsure if simply more "quantity" would have a large impact on my chances when re-applying at MBB if there was no next step in terms of firm reputation, etc. In the same sense, I would be interested whether "changing perspectives" with option 2) + going abroad would have any positive/negative impact when applying at MBB later on. I am, frankly speaking, kind of attracted of going to London over the summer and experiencing a whole new setting compared to my current experiences. However, I would like to keep my chances at MBB high, too.
Looking forward to your input & Many thanks in advance