Non-Target GPA/experience requierments?

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UConn Undergrad graduating early in December 2019 with a double major in math/econ. Expected GPA by end of this semester ~3.6. Doing a ratings agency internship in NYC this summer. Created a club my freshman year. Didn't do much else except work bc im poor.

How difficult will it be for me to break in? How should I take advantage of being in NYC this summer? Interested in IB/Corp banking/equity research

Comments (4)

Apr 9, 2019

IB is going to be a very difficult path right now due to GPA/experience/timing, but could be something to pursue after an MBA. Corporate banking is less cutthroat to get into, equity research is a little less difficult than IB but still very competitive. I would focus on those two.

Best way to break in is network. Cold email every Uconn alum you can find working in finance, and then another 200 non-Uconn. With your profile I would focus on smaller, boutique banks, they will be more open to a January start date and will be less strict with GPA/internships than your big banks. Meet anyone for coffee while you're in NYC. Lots of threads on networking and coffee chats, so check those out.

Apr 9, 2019

If you are on the actual ratings team at the ratings agency, a credit research role at an IB may be doable for full-time recruiting if you really hustle.

Apr 9, 2019

Do you know which banks have credit research groups? Which ones are the most notable/pay the most?

Apr 9, 2019