2021 Grad with no job

I graduated this May from a semi-target in the NE with an ok GPA. I did a sophomore-year project finance internship and the program I was supposed to do my junior year got canceled. I spent a good amount of time reaching to alumni and cold emailing with no luck. A couple of times I came really close to getting a job but my lack of experience and being an international student didn't help me with the final decision. Now, most of the listings I see require at least a year of experience. At this point, I don't know how to move forward and what positions to look at.

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Sep 10, 2021 - 11:06pm

I'm trying but I don't know what to go for at this point. Most of the listings I see are for experienced hires/laterals. Smaller places are not really interested in sponsoring or training more people or just done hiring for the year.

Sep 10, 2021 - 11:35pm

Keep grinding. Apply for internships and enrol for a MFin. You may need to relocate to Europe and if you still really want to move back to NA, think about lateraling back 3-4years in

Sep 10, 2021 - 11:50pm

MFin's aren't that common in NA/ don't reap the same benefits into 'high finance' compared to Europe where large amounts of candidates have it. America equivalent would be working few years and then doing an MBA

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Sep 20, 2021 - 4:15pm

I haven't really been keeping track of that but I spend a good amount of time every day just applying to the relevant listings I see. So I would say I am at a few hundred.

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