I have an offer from Microsoft/Amazon/Google as a new grad, and I also got an offer from a prop trading firm (IMC/Optiver). The prop firm is paying more (130,000 base in Chicago, 40k signing, ~50k annual bonus), but I'm not sure what to do.
Is trading/HFT a good place to start my career? The place definitely isn't as famous as a the big tech companies, will this be worse for my resume/future prospects? Should I start off in tech or trading?
It also makes it harder for people to give you a good answer. If Amazon? Take the HFT. If Google? Harder to say. Etc