fall 2009 internship advice
i'm a rising soph at northwestern in the mmss program. some quick info - decent EC activities, < 3.4 gpa (tough program). currently interning in india with a healthcare startup, working on a rotationalesque system with the marketing, operations, and finance departments.
i had a question regarding fall internships. my schedule for the upcoming fall quarter is light enough to where i think i can handle an internship during the week. instead of taking another class, i figured the work experience would prove to be more beneficial.
my question is - where do i start the application process?/how do i even apply? i understand my best bet for a job is probably applying to either boutique firms or middle market firms. at this point, i'm undecided between consulting and banking, but i've read that consulting firms rarely offer internships, and especially not for the fall.
that said, i've checked out the list for the boutique firms in the chicago area. should i just cold call? how likely is it i'll be able to get an offer?
i appreciate the help.