I am a rising senior at a top 15, non-target college. I have above a 3.7 gpa in a tough double major along with excellent SAT scores and top tier extracurriculars. I did a boutique banking internship my sophomore summer, but unfortunately wasn't able to get aMM internship my junior summer - lack of networking was my achilles heel. I am wondering how I should approach FT recruiting and what banks I should realistically be looking at.
I am finding it difficult to network because of how much I am working, and am really unsure what the timeline of the accelerated processes are and if they are structured by school - like intern recruiting - or if it is more random. Additionally, I have considered applying for 2017programs and doing a masters / taking a year off. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.