How do I break in? What are the realities? Low GPA, Non-Target.
I don't know if IB is the right forum but I had to start somewhere. Long story short I'm wondering my prospects and some guidance. I used to live in New York as a kid so I want to move back. Academically I'm not as strong as I wish I would be but I was dealt a rather tough hand prior to college but now am on track.
Wisconsin Non-Target | Accounting & Finance Major | GPA 3-Cum 3.3-3.6 Major - Probably will get Cumulative up to 3.1-2 | on 5th & Final Year
Operations/Administration Job at a small business (w/ big clients Apple, JCI, Phillips), PE "Internship" (Visited and was given run down, a family member is in it) ( I could possibly get more substantive work from there and spin it), and I have an accounting internship coming up (PWM, Tax, Financial Valuation & Reporting).
I have a teacher who I am good friends with who did the ringer in M&A (Lehman, NYC, became a CEO of a bank, etc), friends with a teacher who practiced law in M&A, Uncle is in Real Estate-PE used to work for GS, and dad is a President in a F500. Uncles are in a plethora of different financial positions.
I am currently reading a lot of literature about the topics, learning excel in depth, learning a program similar to VBA and potentially VBA and polishing appearances. Fighting hard to improve GPA. If I upkick in seriousness I will do extensive networking and drill technicals.
May also start an IB club as a sister school has it, and may with the help of a teacher get a business book published within the school.
Really I just want to what my chances are. What should I go for?
If I do commit how should I do it?
What are the realities and how do I work around them/with them?
Any help is appreciated, have a good day.