Tips and Advice to land an SA internship next summer?
I've received a lot of good advice from good people on here before and I'm really grateful for all of them. Now I have to ask the most important question of all that will probably make or break my future career: as a undergrad entering Junior year how can I maximize a chance at a SA position at an investment bank?
This summer I landed a internship at a private equity firm doing some research and VC work (actually I'm typing this from the office right now). I also enrolled in that IBI program several months ago and went to all their classes and got their DVDs on modeling, DCF, etc.
I'm hoping to land a internship this Fall at a tiny boutique M&A bank and in January I'm going to spend Spring Semester in London thru program my undergrad business school has interning at something Finance related.
I really want to make it in ibanking but I attend a non-target and have a lowish GPA (though my major GPA is high). I know I have to network my ass off and I've been trying to make new IB related connections on LinkedIn everyday and I'm planning to cal several alumni @ Oppenheimer and Nomura in the next week, etc but what suggestions do you guys have? I read Mergers and Inquisitions religiously.
This is make or break time for me, and I really hope to get into a SA program take it seriously and land a FT offer from a firm like Nomura. I would really appreciate any critique of my plan and any suggestions from people who got an SA offer and those who made it in IBD.