Background: I am a dual citizen (U.S/Canadian) sophomore at a top Canadian university with a 3.92/4.3 GPA (trying to get it up). I'm majoring in business and hope to go into Equity Research. I did not have a freshman summer internship/job (mistake #1). I am however on a few university investment clubs and have just started my own very recently.
Since September, I have tried to get an investment oriented or finance internship. I however made a mistake, I chose to apply to more jobs rather than network (mistake #2) after a friend kept getting denied/forgotten in emails. I've applied to 75+ jobs in both the U.S and Canada with half of them being within the investment industry. This same friend secured an IB internship at a boutique this Friday and I can see my mistake more clearly.
I know now to network as much as possible and see if I can get my name out there, but I would just like to know what to do at this point. Is an investment internship still possible this late into the recruiting cycle? Should I also try to network for regular finance internships? I would greatly appreciate any help, thanks.