I'm about 1-1.5 years out from transiting out of the Army. I'm looking to find a CSP/Skillbridge internship at a bank/consulting firm in the next 6-12 months (I have no resources on this), apply to, and move into IB/Corp Strat/Consulting.
-Infantry Officer - ranger tab, airborne, platoon leader, XO, and a few training center rotations (no deployments), AER/OER(work evaluation) top percentage, total of 3.5 years Active before MBA starts Fall 24
-Finance and Supply Chain double major w/ 3.15 GPA from a 50-75 USNEWS undergrad (very much not a target)
-700 GMAT online and a 700 in-person (I don't see myself improving this due to time)
-As I said, I want to do a CSP in finance or consulting, I was hoping someone on here knows anything about finding programs which aren't listed on the Skillbridge website which just seems to be trucking/welding/police.
-What schools I should be targeting and what am I competitive for? I've seen on here and reddit that I could maybe get into M7 and others on here commenting that I should just focus on T20-T25. Should I apply to every M7, a few T15, and one T25 (I have free applications).
-What should I do volunteering wise/work wise over the next year that would help my profile? Volunteer at a veteran non profit, just keep plugging away as a XO, learn python, start a random business idk?
-Is it worth looking into veteran transiting programs at banks and just skipping the MBA? I honestly haven't looked at anything finance related in 3 years and I don't know if Im qualified at all.