Won't waste time whining; here's the lowdown:
-- Semi-target, 3.3 GPA double major in Finance/Economics, graduating this May
-- Sent resumes to 80+ firms, including all BBs/MMs/elite boutiques along with a ton of local boutiques.
-- Have gotten ~15 first-rounds (mainly MMs and elite boutiques; think Laz/ / ) and 6 superdays, no offers.
-- Cold-called 40+ firms, most respond with either "Get in touch with us closer to your graduation date" or "We're not hiring for full-time entry-level analysts right now."
-- Networked extensively, mainly through alums, LinkedIn, and phone calls.
I've, although I will not complain at all about an IB offer.
I'm not quite sure what else to do, short of continuing on as I have been and hoping someone takes a chance on me. Should I attempt to apply for SA positions? Try to get unpaid spring internships? Attempt to write my own reports and publish them on SeekingAlpha or something to prove my interest? Honestly, I'm out of ideas and the bleakness of the job market nowadays doesn't help at all. It also seems really late to be STILL searching for FT offers - most firms have wrapped that up...
[Post-mortem note: this was written before I knew that my school was actually a target. Goes to show what a poorly-research nooblet I was. Also means that I sucked more than I thought. Ah well.]