Hi guys, I've been reading lots of posts from this community and found very helpful and tons of tips and insights of this industry so it's a pleasure to do a first thread and hopefully will help others too in a similar position.
I need some advice regarding my next steps. I'm currently doing a graduate scheme in corporate banking at a kind of In between bank, not BB but not MM neither, especially when it comes to CB. Anyway, my goal is to break into IB M&A and I don't know which is the best way to get there, as I have applied to several offers and got constantly rejected, not even interviews chances... so I assume my profile isn't strong enough yet. However I did internship at a considerable big Management Consulting firm, but not Big 4.
Shall I stay in CB, get into a top MBA and then move to IB, or go back to consulting and then MBA? I would rather be at consulting honestly, as I enjoy more the day to day job, however it might be better to stay in credit at CB for more time and then do some extra education to move to M&A..
Thoughts? Any tips on how to structure my cv to keep trying the jump into M&A?
I have the feeling that having one year of experience might be the issue here, as most of the job ads i have applied they where looking into someone with at least 2 years.