I applied to two CO-OP positions at the same company and I have already been interviewed for the first position.
A few days later I received an offer but I realized that this is does not align with what I would like to do. I feel it would be a waste of both my potential and time.
I am a computer science major and the offer that I received is a position for testing and debugging which I feel is more of a MIS or IT related position, whereas the position that I am more interested in is the development aspect of Software Engineering.
I have verbally accepted the first offer but I have not signed anything, although they have sent me the contract by email.
The other CO-OP opportunity has been removed but they have recently re-posted it as an Internship.
I am unsure of how I should handle the situation. I would like to call the HR manager tomorrow morning and speak of my concern with her so that I could interview for the other position.
I am afraid of the HR managers reaction, although she seems nice. I am afraid because I have wasted the hiring managers time for the interview and the HR manager who was working on my paperwork today.
What are the potential issues I could face by rejecting this offer and applying for another opportunity with the same company, and likely the same people?