Am I too late for IB?
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.