I'm a recent graduate from Warsaw School of Economics with a terrible GPA, which I believe is near to the median GPA (4.16/5.00). I've been working for one of the BIG4 firms for several months now. As you can imagine, I can't brag about grades I amassed throughout my college journey. Nevertheless, I managed to get admitted to a RSM Finance & Investment program (2019/2020). I plan to be a total nerd; I have a knowledge gap, which I need to fill and a top GPA would be hearty welcome.
Before I move to Rotterdam, I will have been working for over a year at a BIG4's advisory CF M&A team. Unfortunately, I am not being given possibility to gain any experience with modelling so that's something I'm going to take care of on my own (through books and courses available online). I want to land a job in London. I'm far from hopeful to get an offer from GS/MS or EBs, and I'll be more than happy to even break into a MM IB in London, but I'm going to try anyway.
The questions is: when should I start networking given my low undergrad GPA? Is it possible to land an offer while still being in the Netherlands? I don't think I'd land a temporary offer in the Netherlands either (language barrier and lack of vacancies).