Is my goal even realistic?
I am an economics major at a no name state school (northeastern Illinois University), and am currently a junior. I have a 3.78-3.80 gpa (depending on how these finals go), and interned at a smallmy sophomore summer. I would like to end up in IB eventually, however am hitting a hard wall, and that is the number of alumni, or rather lackthereof, that work in IB. I am finding networking very hard, as a lot of my cold contacts on linkedin go unanswered. I was unable to transfer out of my uni because I was accepted into the economics honors program, and I am in the middle of an sanctioned academic research project, in addition I was also granted a full ride. I tried to network like hell and am just hitting a hard wall because I don't have any alumni connections. I understand that the window is closing for the and boutiques, but I was wondering what you guys would do if you were in my spot.