Long story short:
I was promised an internship, and got screwed over at the last minute.
Long story long:
My intention was to intern at the Dallas Fed this summer, and a former "staff member" (and one of my professors - I can't say more without getting him/me in trouble) assured me he could get me an internship this summer. I applied in November/December at the Dallas Fed, as well as Atlanta, NY, etc. (not to mention the myriad of gov't soup agencies: SEC, FDIC, OMB, etc.)
Unfortunately, Donald Trump won at around the same time, and promptly announced a federal hiring freeze across all levels of government.
I have just received word from the last government agency that I did NOT get the position. As there are no possible government internships I can get, my fallback is a high finance position. Now I have spent the last few days trying desperately to find anything from search fund to IBD. The closest thing I got was a call-back from a real estate developer for a financial analyst position.
If anyone has a list of micro-boutiques, boutiques, search funds. etc. for me to send out cold calls/ email blasts that would be great. Emphasis on the Houston market, or Austin, but can travel throughout the continental US - its just that I have no contacts outside of the south.
Gen. Info: I am a third year Econ. Major at UT Austin (the target for Houston P&E). I was a finance major at a non-target in Houston, but transferred out. My GPA was 3.8+ at non-target, now a 3.6+ at UTA (working on that).
10-year plan: Earn Ph.D. in Economics from top 5 school, and move to Prop. Firm/HF. To get into such a program, I need more industry experience (in IBD) or at a FED branch bank (or so my profs. tell me).
Any suggestions would be appreciated, but a list to cold-call would be a godsend. Thanks in advance.