Getting a summer internship (Not the usual story, please read)
I was planning to write this in prose, but I figured nobody would care to read. So, I reduced my life story to bullet points -
a. Poor family in third world country, bed-ridden father and piling debts. Had to work part and full-time jobs since 14 to run family.
b. Been interested in buying and selling stuff since childhood, which culminated in 2007 when I opened a investment advising service to local clients under a larger wealth management company. We have risen from 4 to 50 clients in four years.
c. Got into a US target school with a full scholarship, something that is very rare for international students
d. In freshman year, had to suffer from series of illnesses and subsequent depression. Problems grew progressively worse to a point where I failed classes in second semester and was sent back home.
e. Back in India, I interned at a stock broking company as a trading analyst for 6 months. Gave required capital and derivatives markets trading exams required to do independent trading for clients.
f. Back in the US target school, I'm doing fairly well in classes and managing my company from here with my mother as the operator.
Now that you know a little about myself, here's my problem. In my freshman year my gpa was below 2.0. This semester my gpa is a little above 3.0 and in the next two semesters it will be well above 3.0. But my overall gpa will still be an abysmal figure thanks to my first year debacle.
How do I explain this to the people in the bank? How will I ever get an internship when junior year comes around? What should I do?