what should i do.... (break in vs grad school)
it's currently the second semester of my sophomore year and I go to a semi-semi target. I'm international student, female. My current gpa is only 3.45....
major in econ and philosophy. I did an intern at a private equity firm (in shanghai) in freshman year summer. I did not apply to any diversity program.
I do aspire a career infor whatever reason, but my gpa is a big problem and the competition for international student is extremely extremely intense. (from what I know, BB offer more seats for international students than boutique, so if I ever wanna break in, BB might be my only option?)
I just feel like with my current gpa even if I apply to all the 2023 programs I won't get in, so there's no point of applying and networking. If I manage to bump my gpa to a 3.7 or above in junior year, everything will be too late because all firms already finished their recruiting and there will be no room.
So does it mean I need to change my career path to something else? Maybe go to grad school instead?
Or ibd in hongkong? (from what I know, ibd in hongkong do recruit later comparing to the states but they put a greater emphasis in technicals and your school names, so my gpa and school might not even get me through the first round....)
At the end of day, I might just get a phd in philosophy and try to study the nature of time...IMAO