I need some good advice on getting into Economic Consulting or the like
A little bit about me:
I go to a decent but not great state school.
I have around a 3.5 GPA
I am a Senior graduating this December in Accounting, Finance, and Business Economics.
I have 2 finance internships at small, local firms (nothing great)
I have 1 financial services internship at a Fortune 500
And I am part of a student run investment fund
I have also done volunteer tax work
I am really focusing on building a strong network and connections since I hopefully plan to start full time in January.
I really want to get into Economic Consulting. I have done plenty of research on it and it's just something I am really passionate about. I am currently trying to pursue Economic Development internships locally around here where I am taking summer classes as well.
If you would like to see my resume, I could private message it.
But do any of you have tips on how I can get there? At this point, I am completely lost, and I am really stressing out.
As far as the replies I am looking for, I want to know what I should from now till graduation to make myself valuable, what steps I should take (getting into a masters program, etc)
I know I go to a state school so this makes it much more harder for me.
I am willing to start out at a mid-size, large firm.
You need to network, your resume isn't going to do it on it's own.
Yes I have realized that. Unfortunately I realized that too late.
Do you have tips on networking?
Your GPA is on the low end, but not so low that you have zero chance at a job. Your chances at NERA/AG/Cornerstone etc are low but there are lots of smaller shops to spam your resume to.
Yes I have realized it's low. However I have 2 summer classes and a fall semester to get it up.
Do you know what else I can do (aside from Networking, obviously) to get my resume noticed?
Such as undertaking research projects with professors, some specific internships, etc
Don't mean to derail, but anyone here have a good resource to help me learn about economic consulting?
^I would like that too.
Can someone recommend good reading materials for this area?
It seems like Econ Consulting is not particularly well discussed on this board. I too would like some resources on this.
You tried this thread yet? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/economic-consulting-qa-0
There are a bunch of other smaller threads that talks about econ consulting if you do a search.
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