I am a sophomore at a target/semi-target, international (asian) student with a 3.7 GPA looking to probs enter IBD (sponsorship being the driving component here). Member in 4 finance clubs on campus (including my college's investment club).
I have been looking for summer internships all across the country in IBD, PE, VC, Mutuals, L/S Equity (literally anything where I get some transaction or investing experience). We aren't talking about big boys here either - I have been reaching out to plenty of PE shops in the lower middle market and mid/small-cap hedge funds etc. It's been a combination of applying on job portals (including my school's), reaching out to alums, cold-emailing employees at firms in my city and so on.
I have been doing this for basically 3 months now but nothing seems to be coming through, had a couple of phone chats/screeners and 1 final round interview at a PE firm but so far I don't have a single yes. Ngl I feel like things are looking bleak lads. The banking timeline has just begun for 2020 and I still haven't secured anything for 2019... should I be concerned? Would love any guidance, thanks :)
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