I'm currently a rising senior at a non-target engineering school. Top 20 engineering program (for my major) according to best USNews. I have a GPA between 3.5 and 3.75. Will be graduating magna cum laude
I've had technical positions at a tech firm during my summer to junior year. I decided to pursue trading and interned at a discretionary prop shop (not an arcade shop, but also not too technical). Over there i coded up a trading tool.
I was originally turned off by Investment banking, but after networking with some people in the industry, I've realized I had the wrong idea all along.
I'll be a senior in the fall and have had no experience doing financial analysis. I've taken a survey class in accounting for both managerial and financial, and a class on some basic finance concepts. I could self-study the rest if push comes to shove.
Given my circumstances, do you think it's worthwhile to apply to IB analyst positions despite my lack of experience in finance? Has anyone been in a position similar to mine?