I am about to graduate from an MSc program at a top University in my country and I am required to do a curricular internship before graduation. My long term goal is to work in consulting, but I didn't apply for MBB yet because at the moment I don't have much time to spend on case preparation and I know that I am not ready.
I applied for different internships, both in consulting and in other fields and I recently received an offer from a very small startup that was created a year ago. Given that this would be my first real work experience and given the whole COVID situation (I am from North Italy): should I take it or should I wait for an offer from a bigger firm or a from a consultancy company?
I am quite excited about this opportunity, however I also have some doubts:
- will this internship give me work experience that recruiters in the future will value?
- the fact that this is not a big, well-known name will affect my CV negatively?
I would really appreciate any inputs or advice.