Junior Summer Internship Help

Hello all!

I am completely freaking out since I have not been able to land a junior summer internship yet in finance, while I watch all my peers land superday after superday and sign offers at major BBs. I currently attend a target-school and am at the top of my class GPA wise (I have a 3.93/4.00) while dual majoring in Finance and Data Science. I am also pretty knowledged in most of the relevant technical areas for a finance career like Excel, as well as intermediate in Python.

I know my GPA and skills, as well as the school I attend, alone aren't enough to land me an internship, but I feel like for some reason I am being extra ignored as I rarely ever hear back from any of my applications. I know if I were just given the chance to have an internship, or even just an interview, I would definitely thrive.

I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me since it is getting pretty late and I don't know what else to do!


Comments (4)

Captain Rex, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Check your resume, if you aren't even getting your foot through the door then that's your problem.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen

Have to network that's the key

  • Intern in IB - Cov

Definitely check your resume. I have a far less impressive background than you and a liberal arts major, but I'm at a target and I got first rounds at like 75% of the random boutiques and MMs that I applied cold with zero networking.

foodstamps, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Velit sit a nihil ipsa. Blanditiis et nostrum amet non exercitationem magni.

Eum facilis dolor vel. Ipsum et voluptate maiores ut qui unde id sunt. Eveniet ea at minus ut veritatis repudiandae vel assumenda.

Dolor ut et perferendis a. Accusamus similique omnis ratione sit. Iusto atque voluptatem illo rerum.

Qui accusamus aut repudiandae consectetur et totam. Quibusdam aut eligendi commodi. Aliquid unde reprehenderit magni voluptatem quas odio voluptas. Dolores saepe facere sint et facilis.

Start Discussion

Career Advancement Opportunities

February 2023 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Freres (+ +) 99.5%
  • Jefferies & Company (▽01) 99.1%
  • Lincoln International (▽01) 98.6%
  • Financial Technology Partners (▽01) 98.1%
  • William Blair (▲08) 97.7%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

February 2023 Investment Banking

  • Canaccord Genuity (▲04) 99.5%
  • William Blair (▲04) 99.0%
  • Lincoln International (▲09) 98.6%
  • Jefferies & Company (▲06) 98.1%
  • Financial Technology Partners (▲09) 97.6%

Professional Growth Opportunities

February 2023 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Freres (▲15) 99.5%
  • Financial Technology Partners (▲09) 99.1%
  • Lincoln International (= =) 98.6%
  • Jefferies & Company (▽03) 98.1%
  • William Blair (▲01) 97.7%

Total Avg Compensation

February 2023 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (6) $592
  • Vice President (24) $418
  • Associates (137) $262
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (9) $194
  • 2nd Year Analyst (80) $172
  • 1st Year Analyst (258) $171
  • Intern/Summer Associate (42) $166
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (185) $91