what kind of career choice should i make?
I am currently a rising senior at semi-target (Michigan,UVA,UCLA) with a very low GPA, around 3.0. I am currently doing ML PWM internship this summer. (I know this is very bad for a rising senior) I have strong desire to make a career in finace world, but I know previous work experience and GPA arent going to make me competitive. Also I am under HEAVY financial constraint due to my family being on the verge of bankruptcy with HUGE amount of debt to repay. Thus, I would love to get a job that would pay me descent amount of money to payoff my parents debt.
So I am looking for ways to improve my chance for the full time recruiting that is coming up.
Take a semester off next sememster, do an off-cycle IB intership to leverage myself for the SA 2013 position and try to get a full time offer for 2014.
Graduate on time and try to get a full time position or internship with only PWM internshp
Lower my standard and go for normal corporate job like F500, Big 4 etc( I dont know how hard it is to get into those companies, I would really appreciate it if you have some insight on this)
What can I do to make myself somewhat competitive over the summer and during the last year of college? Is there a fall IB internship program that I should look into?
Also, what would be my safe/target job options given that I only have PWM internship under my belt? F500 corporation? or big4??
What would be the least competitive position for Economics major student, ER, IB, S&T?
So basically what kind of realistic goal should I set for myself in this given economy.
Thank you WSO