I have a little over a 3.9 at a semi-target (Cornell) in biology and math with a minor in comp sci and significant AEM coursework (practically done with the major requirements). last summer i did healthcare consulting/marketing at a respected, midsized firm (top 100 for consulting, but not very special), as well aswith last fall. i also have plenty of ECs with leadership (president/club founder) and significant research experience (even publications). but to date i have only gotten one interview (and not through OCR but a personal connection). i was dinged by OWFS, Mercer, and . BTA, but I've waited two days to hear back so I'm probably am not
i don't understand if the problem is with my work experience, major , or something else. I've networked very hard with Deloitte and OWFS and even participated is special programs with both firms. What am I doing wrong?
FYI: I have also applied for investment banking/ capital markets positions at several BBs with slightly better results. I thought having some prior consulting experience/finance experience and a good GPA would be a lock for first round interviews, but friends with much lower gpas in fluff majors are already confirming their final rounds/superdays/even offers. Do I still have any hope for this recruiting season?
I admit I haven't networked as much as I should have with every bank/consulting place I applied to, but a lot of the people on the OWFS interview list have never even gone to an info session.
Also, for the record, I'm an Asian female, not eligible for any sort of minority recruiting aside from BS women's events (that have done little for me in terms of interviews/networking).
At this point, I'm considering giving up pursuing consulting for FT and just going to grad school for sciences. Sorry for the long rant, just really discouraged by the lack of interviews while everyone is interviewing like crazy.
Any advice or feedback is appreciated.