I'm a non-target International Student Looking to break into M&A. I need advice
I'm currently a junior and athlete at Indiana Tech and I want to break into M&A. It is my first semester here , I transferred from another non-target school. My GPA this semester I would say would be somewhere between 3.0 - 3.5. I'm aware that I don't have a 4.0 GPA from Wharton and that I'm not American, but I really want to break into this industry, it's my passion. I know I'm very capable but I feel like some of the "standards" are holding me back.
I have done theand Financial Statement Modeling course from WSO, applied to more than 150 companies, sent countless emails and messages . Sometimes I get replies along the lines of "You have an impressive resume and set of skills. Due to high competitiveness we couldn't move on with your candidacy. I encourage you to keep applying to positions in the industry. You have a bright future". Is this some BS they send to everyone?
Advice and/or tips would be super appreciated