I am a rising senior at a top-10, non-Ivy target school, double majoring in economics/political science. I am committed to a career in consulting, and all the top firms (, , LEK, ATK, S&O etc.) recruit on campus. However, I am extremely worried that my resume won't pass the initial first round screening.
Great School Name
Great SAT/ACT Scores (34, 2300+)
**The Average: **
I've had three internships, two in finance, but none at recognizable, name-brand places.
Sophomore year summer: finance internship in boutique IB
Junior Spring: business development internship in large in multinational corporation, well known abroad but not so much in the US
Junior Summer: private equity internship in very small fund, did a lot of research/grunt work
I did finance internships because I thought I was initially interested in going into IB, but realized it was not a good fit for me in terms of interest.
My GPA. Due to a lot of personal and family issues junior year, including ending a really abusive relationship, I couldn't focus on school and my GPA TANKED. I have 3 Cs from this year in microeconomics/finance/quant heavy classes, leaving my cumulative GPA at a 3.62, but the Cs were all during semesters where I overloaded in coursework/credits, and received As in everything else. However, this is a downward trend on my transcript.
I have been networking for the past month with alums/first year associates from my school, but am concerned I will not get interviews due to my transcript, especially my poor academic track record junior year. I know that MBB is pretty much out of the question, but how do I best position myself for other firms?
Given that consulting recruitment is extremely competitive, what are the best jobs to apply for to position myself for business school/rebranding for consulting recruitment later on?
Thank you all so much for any advice!