I'm graduating this month from a non-target with no finance work experience (only an IT/data analytics internship), a bad GPA, no real network (i've reached out to maybe 10 alumni, but no dice yet and feels awkward). I'm well aware this isn't an ideal situation to be in.
I've applied to ~125 jobs or so, mostly analyst jobs.
Had 1 phone interview for a PE Analyst position at a no name MM PE firm, didn't get it.
Had 1 phone interview for a Capital Markets Analyst position at a real estate brokerage (CBRE/JLL/C&W), still waiting to hear back.
Have an upcoming phone interview for a Financial Services Professional position at a brokerage (not that interested in this, seems like call center type stuff).
(Side note: I'm awful at phone interviews, went full potato and choked during the first two.)
I trade options and futures and have have taken an options/futures/derivs course (i have on my resume), and have read the Hull book -- don't really want to be a trader, but i've still applied for a few trading jobs.
Have completed BIWS financial modeling course (I have on my resume).
My leads have been all over the map. I don't have a set direction I want to go in clearly. I obviously can't be choosey so my plan is just to adapt and plan for whatever opportunity I land, because I just want to work in finance. Is it normal to be applying for positions all over the map? Any advice or input? Just keep applying to any and all analyst positions?