So I am looking for some advice in regards to actually getting a job and where I should expect to be placed. I'll be graduating this May from a top 50 undergrad business school in NYC (not NYU or Columbia) and what I am wondering is how you all determined what you did after college. Like why did you choose AM or IB or wherever you worked first? If you were to factor in the following about myself, could you see someone in my shoes landing a gig in banking at a top BB? Or should I just hope I make it at some smaller firm or maybe even just stick with GE? Pretty much, what I am looking for is some input on what type of program I should aim for?
-6 months internship in internal auditing at a bullshit company (sophomore year)
-year internship working at a top 3 US bank working in their private equity group (more like a fund of funds and we worked strictly with the firm's money; no clients involved; I worked 30+ hours a week during the school year too with a full course load)
-currently interning in GE's FMP (which I really regret accepting as it's not GE cap)
-studied abroad at the LSE
I have been using my contacts from my PE experience to talk to people at a wide variety of firm's and positions. The problem is, short of asking any of these individuals for an interview, I don't know how to leverage these conversations into anything else. I don't want to be too forward and offend/piss off anyone.