Do D3 Athlete Have a "Pass" to not do Fall/Spring IB/PE Internship?
Current incoming sophomore at D3 semi-target (e.g., Emory, WashU, Middlebury). I'm an athlete and am wondering if the same rules apply for having a semester of IB/PE internship experience before IB recruiting kicks off. It seems to be really pushing the envelope to be taking rigorous courses, being an athlete, and managing an-30hrs/wk. Are regional firms understanding (i.e., allow you to do 10-20hrs/wk)? From an interviewer/recruiter perspective, would you care? Seems like nowadays everyone is screaming that 2-3 relevant finance internships are needed prior to recruiting, let alone 1. If I was able to land strong finance internship for next summer, would this offset the lack of Fall/Spring IB/PE internship(s)?. Any advice related to how IB recruiting works for athletes would be greatly beneficial. I'm targeting RX banking, which tends to be more technical and demanding of strong credit related internship on resume, so insight on RX recruiting would also be greatly appreciated.