So that question may sound a bit weird, but it's a bit of a complicated situation. So recently I was landed an offer by the math department at my college to work on a special research program over the next year. The program is no-joke, and I would most likely end up published, and I would be paid a fairly large amount.
However, I also am interviewing currently at a company that is practically my dream job. The Math department would like an answer by the end of the semester, but the next round of interviews for the company is happening in early February. I would love to take the research position, but I know I would rather the internship, should I be selected.
Should I inform the company of my situation? What would be the best method to go about it?