Long story short - I'm a junior at a West Coast target who got into the game pretty late. While most of SA 2019 recruiting was done by sophomore summer (I was in the first cohort when recruiting **really ** became out of hand), I only had my first 'proper' finance internship at the start of junior year and only figured out the industry then.
As a rising Senior, I'm considering extending my undergrad by a semester just so I can recruit for SA 2020 and get a shot into a BB. It's a little bit late, but not too late right now.
Should I do so? I have heard people say that SA recruiting mainly focuses on sophomores and juniors aren't given much attention. Does anyone have insights on this?
The alternative is to do FT recruiting straight after the summer, and I could possibly even graduate by 3.5 years. I'm out of state so any additional semester costs a bomb.
I'd appreciate any insight or advice!