Freshman Summer Internship Cancelled

I am a freshman at a semi-target school and was able to secure an internship in the M&A department at a F500 insurance broker. I just found out today that the internship is going to be cancelled due to COVID-19. My goal is to work in IB at a BB when I graduate and I felt this was going to be a great way to get ahead. Does anyone have advice on what to do next? I've been searching for opportunities all day but there is not much.

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Apr 12, 2020 - 4:18pm

The same company offered me a final round interview for next year. Should I bank on that or is there a chance to get a summer analyst position as a Sophomore?

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Apr 12, 2020 - 4:39pm

Hey, just wanted to say that you really shouldn't stress out about first year internships, and even second year internships aren't as important as a lot of people on here would have you believe. I had a really bad "accounting" internship my first year (ultra small company, all I did was sort through invoices) and a really weird data science internship in another country my second year. This summer, I'll be interning at an EB.

Especially since a lot of people are gonna be in your position this year, I really doubt not doing an internship this summer will matter at all. In fact, I think you may be quite lucky, since you have a great excuse to get one last summer vacation in!

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