How can I make myself more competitive?

Hey everyone, I'm a fairly recent WSO member. I was hoping to seek out some advice about my current resume. I just have no idea if its competitive in todays college admissions/internship landscape.I'm looking to break into M&A preferably in the healthcare sector. Alternatively equity research seems really interesting.I'm a 1st gen college student, I really don't have anyone to talk

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Aug 11, 2022 - 2:30am
Captain Rex, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Post your actually resume. Content seems good but presentation is key.

We would be able to be a lot more help if we had a visual aid

Aug 11, 2022 - 4:26am
kinghamasaki, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just like Captain Rex suggested, post your actual resume (hiding your personal information and name of employers).

Here's some general advice:

1) Use the standard template from Mergers & Inquisitions (link here)
2) Cold email people on LinkedIn and ask to set a quick phone call
3) Stop putting down Chang and Aaron, it won't get you far

Best of luck!

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Aug 11, 2022 - 5:09am

Yeah I agree w/ your third point, if you aren't successful at recruiting it isn't because you lost your spot to a nepotism hire / minority, it's because you didn't work hard enough

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  • Intern in AM - Equities
Aug 11, 2022 - 5:10am

big ego with no substance, immature (only 21? grow tf up), bad gpa, nontarget, no connections, yea i would say you're fucked. Chang is going to fuck your girlfriend so be nice to him.

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Aug 11, 2022 - 11:11am
rabbit, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I was looking at your application, I would ding. Broadly, there is not a thing in there that indicates any sort of interest in finance in general, let alone M&A. Which in itself would be fine but your story is quite disjointed. Culinary -> retail banking + entrepreneurship. Ignoring the community college aspect (I don't care, I appreciate everyone has different circumstances, but others will), that GPA alone closes the door for me.

There's not enough in there for me to be confident you're actually serious about a banking career and not just "checking it out". I would not want to take the risk on someone who I think could flake if they don't like it or when the going gets tough.

Aug 11, 2022 - 12:13pm
580FICO, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think thats a fair take, very interesting to get insight from someone in the field. Thank you, i'll work on it, would you recommend a investment club or some other group at the college to show that interest?

Aug 11, 2022 - 12:13pm
580FICO, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think thats a fair take, very interesting to get insight from someone in the field. Thank you, i'll work on it, would you recommend a investment club or some other group at the college to show that interest?

Aug 11, 2022 - 12:17pm
rabbit, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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