I need helpful advice for my current situation: 2.85 GPA Economics
I recently graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a 2.85 GPA in Economics while working part-time as a Bank Teller at Wells Fargo (5 years work exp. I financed my education on my own). My GPA suffered due to other reasons besides work such as social life, confusion about my future, and an all-around unstable studying atmosphere. I feel very confident I could have graduated with at least a 3.5 gpa if I focused more on what I needed to accomplish. That's in the past though, and I'm back home now in a very stable environment hoping for a second chance. What I would like to find out is how I can increase my chances of landing a good job in finance/banking/consulting considering my situation. What options do I have or should I consider? Also, which schools, preferably in California, offer great regional recruiting opportunities and what advice would you give that would help me gain admittance to these programs? Basically, what are my best options given my circumstances? Thank you for your time and opinions.