MSc Finance RSM - Chances of breaking into London IB

I am a 22 year old Spanish male and I've been admitted to MSc Finance and Investments at RSM and I wanted to know what are my chances to land a M&A summer internship in London with this master program. I've studied Business and Law and I have no relevant experience, just a commercial banking internship (that is the main reason why I am pursuing a masters).  I know RSM is a semi target and a few people go to London every year, but they are usually Dutch and I would like to know if it's possible to break into London IB if you are not Dutch.

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Boib21, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hey, yes of course you can. Plently at Goldman Sachs for instance or JP Morgan (just do a quick linkedin search) :) However, like with every school not only RSM, your internships will help greatly. Even more than just the school ;) Good luck!!!

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1mo 

I can't answer your question, but when did the application for that close? Impressive for it to be entirely done before Xmas. 

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elseco, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The application closed a few days ago. I applied at the beggining of October because the application closes earlier every year.

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1mo 

I had zero idea it closed this early

1mo 
HanaiChicken, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes you can as I am doing the programme currently. Have friends working in BBs, pretty much all banks have alumni from the school. Just have solid grades and relevant experience, the moment I got an IB internship under my belt many of the banks were willing to give me a look. 

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elseco, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Was it difficult to land that 1st IB internship? My undergrad grades are not the best, just good enough to get into the program.

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HanaiChicken, what's your opinion? Comment below:

For context, I got my internship in the Netherlands non-BB. Regarding my grades - They were barely above the requirement of RSM. I had 7.2 compared to the 7.0 requirement. Grades don't matter to an extent, shit grades will get you filtered out instantly, experience is still king. 

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