So I am a sophomore student at a semi target (think Ross/UVA) and have been trying to lock something down for the summer. I have been contacting alumni at boutiques and cold emailing and from the few response I have gotten, I have been told they are only looking for students in their third year.
Currently I have an internship in New York through a family connection at a small firm that evaluates securities such as CDOs. The firm is small and I don't really know if I will get a great deal out of this.
I also think I might have ainternship at if I want to do that.
At this point as late as it is, is it worth still trying to contact boutiques?
And how will either of these look as a sophomore for SA recruiting next summer?
Also what else can I pursue at this point?