I am currently doing an MBA at a top European business school. I have an invitation for a summer internship at the London office of BCG as well as at the Dubai office of Bain. Until recently, I hoped that I would not have this dilemma but now I need to choose one.
Looking ahead, I plan to work for 2-3 years in the field of consulting and move to a London-based PE firm.
+ More opportunities to network/deal with PE firms
- Tough competition; hard to stand out(?)
- Infamous compensation level
+ Good chances to deal with DD (given the firm's specialisation)
+ Better income
- Far from target exit firms (zero networks opportunities)
Please evaluate the correctness of the above.
To summarize, do PE firms need a specific skillset (both options) or regional expertise (London office)?