I am currently a student in computer engineering looking for an internship or a job, which is mandatory to validate my year (both internship and regular employment for my school). I'm aware that enterprise tend to prefer choosing internship over a real employment, since it cost less.
I recently got approached in my research by some recruiter who is interested in some of my skills, but it's not really in the sector I plan to branch into. I'm planning to accept the best offer he can give me, to be sure that I got an offer when my school ask me to start working.
But even though I accepted the offer I would still try to apply to either a job that doesn't interest me much more, but which would at least pay me well or, regardless of the pay something that interests me more in the sector I am currently reaching out for. And if I get something that ticks any of those boxes I'll just call the company to tell them I found a better position elsewhere, even if I did start or signed a work-contract.
I won't start to work for two months anyway, so I would not resign, but just call them to let them know I won't take the position, even though I just accepted it.
The tricky thing is that if I have nothing before the start of my year, I get heavily penalized by my school for not having a job, so the number one priority is to get employed.
But should I stay with whatever answered first, or is it risk free if I just tell them I finally won't come to work?
Edit: For those who say that working in an unknown sector to learn a new thing while in school is good, I agree, but I already did an internship in this sector. They want to recruit me for the skill I already have, but I already find my first internship quite boring and that's why I don't really want to work there.