Did I miss the train?CF
So, I went to an extremely non-target school, in fact, most people outside of the state my school was in (Florida) have never heard of my alma matter, even though it is an accredited ranking university with an incredible finance program.
Recruitment for me was non-existent, on-campus recruiting consisted of usual government crap, and shitty internships with rental car companies, and other crap companies. I've been into banking ever since a VC/LBO class I took sophomore year and I have been following the industry religiously.
Here is my conundrum, every firm I cold call/email is met with the standard "we like what we see but are fully staffed, keep your resume on file if something comes up, sorry we have nothing, et cetera.." It seems like I just cannot find a way to break into the industry, even though I have some credentials;
-Interned with a BB in Beverly Hills
-Managed Student Endowment Portfolio
It just seems like the mixture of the economy/the already high barriers to entry make it pretty much impossible to get anything rolling, every opportunity that seems like it might materialize ends up slipping away and it it getting extremely frustrating. I am not sure what to do any more, I am in the middle of cold calling/emailing all the local boutiques, however, it does not look too good.
I am also worried about not being able to find anything until next recruiting season, what happens when another wave of college grads hits the market, then what? Am I totally fucked?