Looking for a bit of advice here.
I'm currently a MS finance student at Syracuse, graduating this May 2018. I have been applying for all types of positions since last August (analyst positions, associate positions, internships) with no interviews in sight. By checking my application status, I know I am making it past the computer pre-screens but not to any sort of interview beyond those hirevue video interviews. I have gone to all sorts of networking events, even was connected to a MD at one point via an analyst but never really heard back past the initial email.
Here's a bit more about me specifically:
- Transferred to SU as a junior and got a bachelor's in economics, 3.59 GPA
- Went straight from undergrad to my master's degree
- no job experience or internship experience
- no connections to the industry
- sat for CFA level 1 this past December, about to hear back about results
Does anyone have advice as to where to proceed from here? I know that's a broad question and the most obvious answers are network and keep applying -
There are a few companies that are still visiting- would those be worth participating in at this point?
Recruiters and career center employees have told me I should be applying for associate positions because they're Master's positions, but I feel I don't have the experience needed for that level. Is it better for me to stick to analyst positions?
Thanks in advance to anyone who replies. Will elaborate if anything needs clarification.