Breaking into IBD from PSU without getting into the Nittany Lion Fund?
I've been lurking here for a few months and finally decided to type this up. Also, sorry if this isn't the right spot to post this.
Assuming everything continues going in the direction it currently is, I will be transferring into Penn State next fall as a Junior. I'll be a Smeal Finance student and I do plan on joining the Penn State Investment Association, but after reading some other posts on here it sounds like the Nittany Lion Fund will not allow students to interview for a position on the fund as a Junior.
I hear that Penn State is at BEST a semi-target but more of a non-target if the applicant is not on the Nittany Lion Fund. I have read on different posts that it is extremely difficult and competitive to land a spot in IB in NYC as a Penn State student not on the Nittany Lion Fund.
I was wondering if there are any Penn State Alumni on here that would be willing to let me know if it is worth continuing with this transfer process assuming I am not able to interview for the Fund? Will I be at a significant disadvantage compared to other kids at Penn State since I am transferring in?
Also feel free to ask me to clear anything up regarding the transfer or my previous school history. I did not want this post to be too long-winded considering it is my first. Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated!