Late Bloomer Dilemma: Breaking into IB as a Transfer Student

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Hello everyone,

Just had my first ib interview ever; it was pretty exciting. I am quite certain that I am not getting a second round at this time, but it was still a great experience. I got a good reality check as to where I currently stand and now I would like to ask my fellow WSO primates for some advice.

I just transferred from a community college to GT as a junior this semester majoring in economics. I previously did two internships in supply chain, worked in healthcare sales, retail banking, but nothing related to IB though.

I am noticing that most of my peers have already either signed their offers for the summer or have multiple superday interviews back-to-back. I, on the other hand, am still trying to figure out how depreciation going up by $10 would affect the financial statements.

To catch up, I have joined the student investment fund and got hired as a research assistant for a professor at the business school, so I am on track to strengthening my technical knowledge by the end of this semester.

The problem is that all the summer analyst positions will already be filled by then, so I will have to look for something else. I'm obviously going to continue searching until the very summer, but I have to be ready in case if I don't find anything. So, what would be my job prospects as a senior with 3 internships none of which are in the field?
I noticed that most of the people transferring from CCs here end up taking an extra year just for the sole reason of improving their chances of getting a summer internship. What do you think about that option?
Last, can idiocy be cured? If not, what are the chances of breaking into the field as an idiot? Just asking... for a friend or whatever.

Just wanted to tag all the people that have been really helpful and supportive the last 2 years. I was wondering if you have an opinion on this, @dcrowoar, @RedRage, @HY.r.e.a.m, @Primeape14, @WidespreadPanic90, @WidespreadPanic90, @Abhizzy.

As always, all feedback is appreciated.


Best wishes,


Comments (2)

Oct 8, 2017

Local boutique banks or pwm roles. That's what I'm targeting right now. You can always start building relationships now.

"The only thing I know is that I know nothing, and i am no quite sure that i know that." Socrates

Oct 8, 2017