So, I'm a junior, but I'm graduating Fall 2013 so I'll have next summer to apply for banking.
This summer, I've managed to get nothing finance related (although I am trying and I think I could get one), but I can get some non-finance related internships.
The reason I ask this is because the non-finance related internships actually pay really well, and the finance related ones are usually unpaid. I don't know, I just want some money now.
Would getting a non-finance related internship hurt my chances? I feel like, if I do get an interview, they would ask me why I chose that internship and there's no way I could spin that in a positive direction.
And before people tell me it's impossible at this point to get a finance related internship, you're wrong. I've seen plenty of ads and listings for boutique banks,, hedge funds, etc. in the past week. This implies that there is a demand for and cold calling should also be effective at this time.