Career Advice for International Student Studying at Imperial with No Internship

Hey good people of WSO. A bit about myself- am an international chemical engineering student at imperial graduating this year with a 2:1. I don't have any prior internships due to abrupt personal circumstances due to covid. I really want to break into IB, and what I have been doing is:

  • applied to some off-cycle internships (2022) both in UK and Dubai 
  • applied for some summer internships in Australia (jan 2023)
  • applied to some internships in the UK
  • applied to KPMG deal advisory (M&A intensive) graduate programme - this is a 3 year program
     

I figured that my best chance is through doing internships and hoping that it will convert to full-time. Do you have any thoughts on this or my chances on actually breaking into it?
Thank you for your responses beforehand

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