Am I too late for IB?

Hi everyone!
This is my first post on WSJ and I hope I can get your help.
I come from a non-target school in Italy (top 10 public schools), where I have obtained my Master's degree in Corporate finance, and I am currently working in the Corporate Finance division of a Big-4. Prior than that, I have worked at GE as intern for around 8 months.
My dream woulb be landing a job in IB at a bulge bracket bank. Now, I think that my biggest issues are the age (I am 26) and the thing that I don't come from a target school. To overcome that, I decided to apply for a one-year MiM (Lbs), to try to gain more international exposure, boost my network and hopefully get an interview.
Unfortunately, I haven't receivced an answer yet . But, if I receive an offer from LBS, would you think that I could have a shot to land an interview for IB after the MiM or is it too late? My GPA is quite good (3.76 Bachelor's, 3.94 Master's), but I have finished my Bachelor's one year later. I had to stop due to illness.
If I decide go for the MiM, I will finish when I'll be 27 (almost 28), and I don't know if, consider my previous experience, I am too late for IB or I can still make it.

Thank you for your answers and opinions.

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Comments (5)

Apr 22, 2018 - 1:43pm

You are on the tail end but definitely still possible to jump in. I would describe your experience as pretty average for people looking to break in so networking is also very important for you.

I am not familiar with MiM recruiting as I am with MBA. Traditional advice for someone like you would be to do the MBA and jump in at the Associate level.

Apr 22, 2018 - 2:08pm

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