Tips for breaking into internship or Junior position?

HoodieDude's picture
Rank: Chimp | 4

Hi WSO people!

I'm here to figure out how the hell to break into corporate dev, M&A, or a family office (or anything related to banking, corporate finance, PE, etc. I've learned not to be picky when starting off).

I have experience in being a project analyst, real estate associate, and business operations manager with a BA in economics, but still to no avail have I succeeded in my target industry. Also, I'm a 1st generation grad learning everything from the bottom. I was accepted into tier 1 schools, but even with maxed-out loans could not afford their tuition nor offered enough aid (was only able to afford a state college at the time). I may not have a top pedigree, but I have been known for my tenacity in overcoming anything that comes my way.

If anyone can give me tips for breaking in (no matter the location), all tips or advice would be welcomed!