After casually browsing through this oasis for the better part of a month and learning a great deal about banking and finance industries in general, I am posting for the first time.
At the risk of receiving backlash for YET another 'What are my chances post?", I will diversify and aslo ask you IBO veterans advice on the steps I should take on my path to the jungle...
So about yours truly:
-Entering Junior Year at target CDN UGrad B-School (Think Ivey/Queens/Schulich)
Dean's Honor Roll Student GPA: 3. .6
-Internship in Business Development at an American Recruiting Consulting Firm (Freshman summer)
-Current International Internship in the Credit Analysis Department at a MNC in Asia (Think Singapore/HK/Mumbai/Dubai)
-Current Part-time work experience at a Boutique Securities/Brokerage Firm
-Part-time jobs throughout university thus far (coffee house, data entry, and technology services)- 20 hrs/week
-Humanitarian Trip to Africa to build village infrastructure
-PR/Community Involvement position at my fraternity
-Royal Air Cadets
-Community/Regional Baseball Team (playing since grade 8)
-Events Manager for local bands
To name a few, along with a lot of other volunteer/social endeavors.
I want to know how these undertakings would be viewed and how I can package them to get a 'toe' into Ibanking (US or Canada). As well as what more I could do in the next two years at Uni to make my case.I've taken a lot of your posts to heart and have been plugging through the Vaults, wetfeets, Monkey biz, etc etc). I was not really inclined to view Ibanking as a career until mid-way through my sophmore year (after I signed the contract for my inernship), where after researching the Investment banking industry, I realized that I really want to enter it (Hence, being able to land a part time gig at a boutique).
A lot of you guys have been really helpful in advising prospective monkeys, I would really appreciate it if you could repeat the favour.
You guys are awesome...thanks!