I'm a current freshman at Georgetown and it seems extremely difficult to get into some of the top finance/consulting clubs on campus (acceptance rates < 5% which is scary). In general, how important is getting into a top finance club like the Student investment fund for Wall St. recruiting?
It seems like alumni from these clubs all place extremely well, and most students who have landed top BB/EB offers are a part of a finance/consulting club. Is this just a product of Gtown's competitive student body or is it common across all target school campuses?
The club app cycle this fall has destroyed me with rejections and I don't want to lose hope for SA recruiting if I can't even get into on-campus clubs.
I know I'm just a freshman and I have time, but I am still worried so any advice would be greatly appreciated!
UPDATE: I heard back from GUSIF today and got a first round interview! I didn't intend for this thread to blow up like it did, but thanks to everyone who contributed thoughtful, supportive comments and advice. I really appreciate it.
Final Update: Didn't make it past the first round. It was a great learning experience and I will definitely come in swingin next semester. Thank you again everyone for your advice and support!