Analyst without internship at a big bank?
I'd like to hear what do you think about my position:
Let's proceed in order:
I got my eyes on the investment banking sector this autumn. Had to admit that before that I have been...unactive. Meaning that I got exceptional marks and used to read a lot, but didn't care enough about what i would do after the university.
Thus I was clearly unprepared about the selections for summer internships and didn't receive any offer.
I became more and more interested in this sector and I am learning a lot about it. I will therefore apply for analyst position next autumn. But i'd like to know if have chances, given the fact that banks are recruiting less, and will most likely recruit from their own summer analysts (as a few of them told me...anyone can confirm this?)
Luckily, I fared very good at a business challenge for a boutique italian bank (scored in the first 30...the table is not pubblished yet, I may be that I am first or 30th, although I was sixt at the preliminary stage). Thus they will offer me an internship.
From the beginning of September i will be in Finland for as exchange student. What should I do in the meanwhile? Take the GMAT? Take an interest on the stock market or the forex and trade for my own? Try to overcome the extreme stiffness of my university and found an economy club (that may be more difficult than getting a job at GoldmanSachs, ok. There are only political clubs at my university...crazy and fanatic people).