So I just finished my sophomore year at a target/semitarget. Not WHYPS, but we send quite a few kids into banking every year.
The thing is that all the kids we send have GPAs of 3.7+ while I'm at 3.0. I've talked to a few contacts in the industry that I met through upper year friends at my school. They're now analysts/associates/vp''s and have told me if I get a 3.8+ in my first semester junior year they'd get me interviews despite my cgpa still being far below their cutoff.
Anyways how do you guys do it? All my friends come drinking almost every day and I don't know when the fuck they study but they get 3.4+ gpas. There just hasn't been motivation for me to study when there's no studying to do. So what has happened in the past is that I've fucked around all throughout the semester and then crammed hard the last few days before exams...worked in HS, doesn't work in college.
I'm working 80 hrs a week at a boutique and really enjoy the work and think I'm good at it, so I don't think it's my work ethic that's poor. My MD's say there's no way I shouldn't be able to land banking with what I've done for them over the summer.
I've known since freshman year if I want to make banking I better get top grades but I guess I'm just looking for some advice on how you guys kept grinding through the work when there was no pressure on a daily basis.