Need some advice

Currently have a plan to go to a 2 year college and then transfer into either texas AnM or UT austin. The problem is I don't know if I can get an internship my 2nd year because I would still be at the 2 year college. Is it OK to take an internship in your Jr year? Or does having one under your belt right after freshman year make a big difference? I would aim to transfer into UT austin and then search for an internship. All suggestions appreciated.

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  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Aug 23, 2021 - 2:43pm

Earlier the better. I did one at a wealth management shop after my freshman year. It's definitely doable, they're always looking for admin help. IB kids all have internships before their summer analyst stint, so I'd say you should look to get one to stay competitive  

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Aug 23, 2021 - 4:14pm

Recruiting for SA generally happens the spring of sophomore year/summer going into junior year for an internship after you complete your junior year.

Aug 23, 2021 - 4:19pm

I see, so I don't have much of a chance unless I go straight to a semi-target 4 year, because I'll miss the internship opportunities. I was hoping to do the 2 years then transfer (plus I'm pretty sure getting good grades would be much easier at a 2 year).

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Aug 23, 2021 - 4:26pm

I would try to transfer after one year if you can't get in for your freshman year. Also consider the school you choose to attend. UT and Texas A&M tend to place in Houston more so than NY

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Aug 23, 2021 - 4:37pm

You could also do 2 years at college and then transfer for another 5 semesters (2.5 years) that way you are sort of coming in as a sophomore. I would still try and get something for at least one of your summer at college even if the first summer is a regular summer job and the second summer is at a regional shop, just so you have stuff to put and talk about on your resume

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Aug 23, 2021 - 5:36pm

only do one year at CC, max. I did this and transferred to a non target state school and now work in IB. 2 years in CC will almost certainly force you to delay graduation a year because of accelerated recruiting. 

Aug 23, 2021 - 5:49pm

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