R&Co Summer Internship: Rejection at AC
Some days ago I was called for the& Co for the in IB - London. Before proceeding I must say that I have a great understanding of the firm (I modelled it in a previous internship), I have friends there, and I met the previous internship. All this allowed me to stand out during the first rounds and seemed they really appreciated it, they always smiled at interviews and we found ourselves conversing really good with associates and directors. At AC we were 8, I do the first exercise (alone), then the group one. In the group exercise, we were split into 2 groups so I was working with other 3 people. The others were always agreeing with me and used my points to make the final presentation, some of them panicked but nome said anything that was used/useful. The final interview went super.
I was really expecting an offer because I really had the feeling that could not have gone better. Yet, after 5 days I was called and the HR told me that while the team was impressed etc.. they could not make an offer because they had to take only 2 candidates out of AC but that I performed well.
Needless to say, I am disheartened, but at the same time, I really don't know how to react... and I don't understand what should I do. Any advice?