Chances at GS ER Singapore?

As the title goes - what are my chances at a GS ER FT position in Singapore?

Me in a nutshell:
- Target school in Asia (Country X, not China/HK/Singapore)
- Native fluency in Language X and English, working proficiency of another major Asian language (not Chinese)
- Pre-college experience living in Southeast Asia
- No (absolutely zero) finance background
- MBB consulting internship experience

My clear downsides are my GPA and lack of finance background, but I was hoping these would be somewhat made up for by my school, language skills, and internship experience. I've previously been interviewed for a BB internship in Country X (got rejected), and was called in for an intern interview at another BB in Country X (which I turned down due to prior commitments).

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Comments (4)

Nov 8, 2015 - 11:18am

Considering your competition, you'll have a hard time. Depending on how low your GPA is, I'll say your only chance is through your network.

~From a native Singaporean.

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Nov 12, 2015 - 1:06am

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