How could I show someone that I'm 100% into IB?
So, I've been following this forum for 2 years. I'm aboveModelling, I've been reading everything on which I could put my hand related to finance: technical ( , Brealey, Ross, etc.) and also non-fictional stories (Caesars Coup, Barbarians, , etc.). Also, I'm following the market news religiously (WSJ, Bloomberg, etc.) and I passed all the courses on WSO/ . In other words, I see myself gladly staying in IB until becoming an MD (not PE and not VC, but IB. I have 0 interest in other fields and exits where "grass is greener" + I'm more than comfortable with the downsides which WSO points about IB).
Though, because I'm a non-target (university in a fucking town in Dakota) and my GPA is 3.3 (I didn't showed to 80% classes due to personal reasons) I don't have much success in receiving invitations for interviews. I'm not saying that I'm a hardo which can't talk nothing beside finance, on the contrary, because I didn't showed to classes I have many shit to talk about (+ show more resilience and stamina than other 90% students appying for the job), but I'm not sure how I could sell my interest in the field and receive an internship in NYC. So, any tips on how I could sell my enthusiasm and long-term career interest when networking or applying to jobs?