In about a week I'll be starting my first finance internship, which will be on the research team at a boutiquefirm in the mid-sized city where I live. The issue is that I am a junior, and want to eventually go into M&A or S&T, obviously most of the people in those fields are there because they got a while a sophomore or junior. I'm aware that I'm seriously late to the game in terms of skills and experience.
What is the best way for me to leave PWM after I graduate, and get into IB? If I'm offered a job at the PWM firm after graduation should I take that and try later, or should I network like hell over the summer and into the school year in an attempt to get some connections at a boutique in NY? Or, am I just totally fucked like other people have told me?