Summer recruiting season has closed and I have walked out empty-handed. Having read a couple of threads where they had similar situation, I am encouraged to rebound and strive for the FT. And I hope to hear more of your advice and helps.
My background: International student, attending to a non-target (Virginia Tech if you like to now) with a GPA of 3.9+ (4.0 in major) and will be graduating in Dec. 2014. I was able to receive five interviews from those BBs with having done minimum networking. But none of them I was able to make it. (I have been reluctant about networking and believe getting a strong GPA should put me in a good shape. Now I know 'm probably wrong)
When I'm looking back how I screwed my interviews, I figured it's probably my stories (I have no problems with most technicals). It might have sounded boring, like everyone else's. I know when bankers are recruiting, they look at your academic/technicals and fit. I'm confident that I have likeable personality and can get along with people but I somehow failed to leverage that during the interviews.
Now, I'm preparing to seize my chance for IB FT at BB coming back from this summer. I should be able toback in my country either at boutique IB or corp. fin (think GE FMP). This is a long battle. And I would like to have your guys' advice and help on increasing my chance of getting a FT interview. (I'm thinking about starting networking now and also cold-emailing people in mid-August, but still want to hear your advice/ tips).
Thanks in advance for your insights/opinions.