I am currently finishing my junior year at a very non-target in NY studying finance. GPA is 3.3, major GPA is 3.5, and both will be higher by the time I graduate next summer. I haven't been able to get an internship but not for lack of trying, I've applied to dozens and dozens of places. Regardless, since I'll be graduating in a year, I was hoping to gain insight on what others have done in this scenario. I am willing to work in any finance setting involving the stock market, even if it's just cold calling clients. I am researching MSF programs in New York (Baruch, NYU, Pace, Rotchester, etc) and will take CFA exams and/or Series 7&63, assuming I need to.
Any advice on how to better prepare myself to get into finance and what to do after I graduate would be greatly appreciated, and any of your experiences would be great to hear. Thank you.