Reapplying to same firms next year
For 2023 SA recruiting, I was really late to the game and only 2 weeks ago did I apply to all the banks (, EBs, MMs, etc), so I know that my chances of landing a solid SA 2023 role are very low at this point. As such, I'm planning to extend my graduation by one year (May 2024 --> May 2025) to have another shot at SA recruiting next year.
However, I'm concerned that, if I reapply next year with the May 2025 graduation, banks might look down on me as I'm sure they can see on their application records that I applied last year and was rejected. They may also question me on why it took me 5 years to graduate from undergrad.
Do banks care enough to notice these things and would they consider it shady that a candidate purposely delayed graduation by a year to re-recruit for SA positions?