No SA 2024 offer - next steps?
Rising junior at a target who struggled during recruiting for SA 2024 investment banking roles. High GPA, extracurriculars, internships... but I prepped technicals too late and failed to connect with interviewers.
Definitely willing to keep my head up and learn from my mistakes over the past few months. However, I'm having a lot of trouble deciding where to focus my recruiting efforts and what direction to head in. What/divisions at banks are still early in the networking/recruiting process? , capital markets, , AM, corporate banking, etc started? Should I just begin to network at MM/regional boutiques and see if I can break in on the late end? Feels like a lot of opportunities are closing up and I'm rushed into making major career decisions now.
What's the next best step if you've realized an IB SA offer isn't feasible? I'm definitely willing to put the work in, I'm just unsure how to move forward and lacking a sense of direction as it feels I put all my eggs in one basket over the past few months. I also don't want to put all my effort into processes that I'd be behind the curve in, especially since I'd, which I have more time to prep for.