I humbly ask for your advice here. This is my background.
I'm an undergrad International Student concentrating in the Finance field aiming to work for the long-term at an Investment Bank in the USA.
I'm a rising senior, with the first two years of University being done at the best Business School back in my country (and likely in South America). I moved here to the United States to get a second diploma in the USA - it's a dual degree program to be finished in 4 years (two in my university at home and two at a non-target university in the USA, ranked around 25-30 in the country) and to look for opportunities in a country where the deal flow is huge.
I have a good GPA as I know I must have while studying at a non-target (3.8+), multiple relevant extracurricular works (I was a volunteer at an organization that teaches poor students to help them join University, consulting and investment club participation, and part of the student government for a semester). As work experience, I have an M&A Summer Analyst at the third largest investment bank in my country - and the largest boutique -, in which I had a lot of exposure to preparing financial models (DCF, comps, past transactions analysis), information memorandum preparations - and the development of investment thesis -, management presentations, roadshow calls with potential targets - I was allowed to do some of them by myself -, and so on.
In addition, I have an incoming semester-long program at an M&A boutique to be started this Fall.
However, I know most BB would not even bother to look at my resume due to my university position, and I don't have a strong network of people in the Investment Banking area, I'm still preparing my "network spreadsheet" to start sending cold e-mails.
I would like your honest opinion, based on my background, on what are my real chances of getting into the Investment Banking industry - I don't think I will be getting an offer from the one I will work for*. Also, if I do have any chances, where would you start applying and how?
I appreciate any responses.