Transfer Student- Rising Junior - Advice?

Hi, I am a rising junior who will be transferring from a cc to UCLA this upcoming fall (studying (bus-econ) and was looking for advice on internship and career plans. My goal is to eventually work in a buy side equity research role. I understand IB is the most common way to reach this, but also that SA 25 recruiting has basically finished. Last summer, I interned at a startup incubator and am an analyst at a search fund this summer. I have spent practically all my free time investing, reading, and researching and could easily pass any technicals. What should be my path from here? I'd rather not push back graduation if possible. I also don't really care about prestige or necessarily working at a big bank, just want to be get in a position where I can research investments on the buy side.

If anyone has experience in a similar position, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

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