I've been lurking around for a long time since my last post. Let me just say that I love the humorous and useful comments you guys give to people. Now I'd like to get some opinion/insights on something.
Currently I'm in a top Master's program for accounting (Michigan/UT-Austin/Illinois), and got my undergrad degree in Economics from a 2nd tier university (I started the Master's program right after graduation.)
After talking to a career advisor at my university, she told me that basically as someone who hadn't had any priorat a or boutique, I won't stand a chance when it comes to IB full-time recruiting, and that I'd better look for jobs in auditing, or work in a Fortune company as an analyst.
I wanted to ask you guys (some of you may have been working in the industry for a while and have done recruiting): is what my advisor told me correct? My previous internship experience include internship at an accounting firm, and internship at a small VC shop. I've always wanted to work at an IB, but never got the opportunity because of the placement at my undergraduate school, as well as my undergrad major. I hope that I can land a full-time gig at an IB comes this recruiting season in September, but I'm unsure of whether it'll happen. Any suggestions/insights appreciated!
Thanks in advance.