Should I delay graduation and recruit for SA 2024?

Hey, I'm looking for some advice on FT recruiting as a senior later this year vs delaying graduation for one semester to recruit as a "sophomore." I currently have a small boutique internship for the summer but am not confident about FT recruiting, especially with how the economy is going. For some background, I attend a target & have a 3.8+ GPA. I know a lot of recruiting has already been done for SA 2024, but I feel like my chances of finding an internship would still be better than FT recruiting. Would it make sense to delay graduation for one semester? Thanks.

Edit: I don't mind graduating a few months later, and this financially wouldn't be a problem.

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IBProspect2000, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hey man, I get where you're coming from, I pushed off graduation for a summer analyst stint at a bank, and it really came back to bite me. Unfortunately the team I was in got hit really hard with the macroeconomic environment, and they didn't have enough full time seats. Now Im stuck just trying to get anything in IB or IB related for the near term and have extra loans to pay because I pushed off graduation. I would say maybe you could try both? See if you can recruit for Summer Analyst roles rn, and if it doesn't work out just update your contacts in the fall saying you're graduating early to see if there are any full time roles. Idk the correct answer to this, but either way I don't think the macroeconomic environment will be on your side. It's just gonna be about maximizing your chances.

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LORP2024, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thanks for the advice, and I wish you luck on your IB search. 

Do you think it's too late now to jump into SA 2024 recruiting? 

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