Supposing you have messed up spectacularly in your undergrad degree, is there any realistic alternative route into banking and finance besides the standard one of top grades-internship-permanent position? I was hoping to follow the aforementioned career progression myself until last year when my final year of university went horrifically badly. Would it be fair to say that the ambition to work in banking is now something I will just have to set aside altogether?
The best I've been able to find by way of potential alternatives to a solid degree is the CFA programme- is this something that would carry any weight on an application at all when measured against a poor degree performance? Besides that, courses such as the ACA/ACCA are an option but they seem geared towards the more prosaic field of accountancy and audit.
If anyone could offer any further suggestions or thoughts/advice on any of the above that would be much appreciated.