I've had some bad luck breaking into high finance internships and was hoping for some advice. I'm graduating this year with bachelors in electrical & comp eng (3.1), and a ms finance next year (3.2) from a large state school ranked T10 for both programs.
As I apply to high finance jobs (investment banking, s&t, etc), I keep getting shunned away. I'm guessing it's because of my lack of finance internship experience or because of my low gpa. I did 2 software internships at F500 comps and 1 at a BB, but also do valuation work for my dad's real estate company and have some relevant coursework in finance (grad finance/val/accounting). I've done fine in the interviews I've gotten before (coursework/breaking into wall street), but have still not gotten a single offer.
I've been networking quite a bit, but I'm not sure what else will do the trick since the rejections keep flowing in. I can also re-recruit for FT, but want to do do an internship that will set me up well for it. Since it's so late in the summer 2019 recruiting game, any recommendations?
I'm planning on taking probability actuarial exam in february and considered taking the series 63 (if time permits) to help with s&t recruiting. Not sure if that's a good idea or if others had better advice.