How do I get into a target/top MSF program coming from a non-target undergrad. Advice would be hugely appreciated
I'm a transfer student, started off as a Math major at a public university, transferred to a private university, and changed subjects. Now I'm a 3rd year undergrad, studying Finance & Minoring in Math at a non-target private university in California. I have a 3.7~ gpa, and no internship experience thus far, but I'm confident I will have a position by the time I graduate (I have next summer too, it will take me an additional semester to graduate since I transferred and picked up the minor).
I want to rebrand myself after my undergrad by going to a high end masters program. I'm am truly prepared to study my butt off for the GREs and really devote most of my time to preparing and going for as high end of a program as I can possibly get into. I have some decent extracurricular involvement, good electives in upper division math courses, some computer science courses, and overall I think my academic record will be very solid.
For those of you who were able to go from a non-target undergrad to a target grad school, how was the transition for you? Is recruiting for internships & jobs out of a high end grad program solid? I'm fine with either, but I want to do the absolute best I can.
Thank you, any advice would help