Mid October with zero offers - Where do I go from here?
I am a Junior finance major at a nontarget (tier 1, D1, State School) with a 4.0 major GPA and an M&A SA internship at a publically traded software company under my belt from this past summer. I started recruiting in June / July of this year for IB SA 2022 positions (late I know) but I hadn't yet confirmed that I wanted to do banking until my on-the-job experience with transactions. My initial efforts yielded almost zero traction because my school's pipeline to banking is non-existent and I had no clue how to properly network until I figured out effective strategies around the start of this fall semester. As a result, I only started getting legit interviews in the last month.
At the time of this post, I am hoping for interview invites from extensive networking at 4 MM IB's (but feel like I am being ghosted), have completed 2 first rounds at upper MMs ( which I feel like I crushed but am awaiting a response) and finally, have a first-round tomorrow as well as a final round next week at two other MM IBs.
The point of this post is that I am starting to freak out a bit as I have now sunk an enormous amount of time into this pursuit of an internship as I'm sure all of you have for your desired roles and if it doesn't pan out I am going to be pretty crushed.
That said, what should I do now? Just hope I land an offer from one of the shops I'm in the process with? Are there lots of other IBs out there still recruiting who I should reach out to? Do I go for an internship in another LOB and hope to lateral in the future?
Just super lost at the moment and kind of have my hands out. Would greatly appreciate any advice on where to go from here, thanks in advance for the feedback.