My goal after college is to get a job at an. I understand that my resume will only get me an interview, and once I have a first round it's completely up to me to secure the job. So I'd very much like to hear any suggestions you guys have on how to maximize my chances of getting first round interviews given my situation.
A little bit about myself: I'm finishing up my junior year at a strong, but not top target, university (between Tufts and Boston College in US News 2009 rankings). Last yeardid OCR but not Bain or . I'm doing a BA/MA in Economics and Finance, which takes 5 years total, and starting next semester I'll be taking only graduate level Economics and Finance classes.
MA in Economics and Finance expected in 2011
BA in Economics and Psychology expected in 2010
Overall GPA: 3.65 (rounded to 3.7 on resume)
Economics GPA: 4.0
SAT: 2200 total. 760 math.
Economic consulting internship lined up for this summer at a respectable firm
Pharmaceutical consulting internship during this past academic year (lots of relevant experience to talk about; working with data in excel, researching, modeling, programming, creating PPTs etc). I plan on interning at this firm again in the fall.
Research Assistant for a Finance professor
Research Assistant at a Psychology lab
Consistent involvement in two clubs since Freshman year (currently President of one and Business Director of the other)
After this summer I have two more years of school and one summer to prepare myself for full time recruiting for MBB. Apart from networking and getting good grades (hopefully pulling myself up to a rounded 3.8), is there anything else I can do to increase my chances at an interview? Do I have a realistic chance given my profile and the state of the economy? Should I lower my expectations? Also, is it a mistake to go back to the same internship I had this past year in the fall? It's excellent experience, and I love working there but I've thought that it might be better to work somewhere else to add diversity to my resume.