My name is Brandon and I am new to this forum. After lurking for some time, I finally decided to make a profile. I am a student at the University of New Hampshire and I am studying Finance. I will be a rising junior in the summer of 2018. Investment banking has always been the goal since the beginning of my college journey.
I have interned at a semiconductor corporation in their corporate finance dept where I learned many skills of the craft. They liked me a lot and invited me back for the winter break. Since I started there, I had become increasingly interested in M&A and corporate development because of the close geographical proximity of departments. I was told I could pursue an internship in the summer of 2018 in a corporate development role and it would be heavily weighed on M&A and and producing graphical data for use in EMT presentations. It sounds very impactful and I will most likely pursue it.
As promised by my forum designation, I am wondering if this position will increase my chances of any sort of investment banking internship in the future? I understand coming from a non target school is a long shot, but my GPA is a 3.8 and I try to network extensively. BB is not necessarily the immediate goal. I just want a position in banking, whether it be boutique, MM, or BB for the love of investments and the game that surrounds them.