Hey everyone; this is my first post.
I'm a student who has transferred to a West-coast target university from community college, and am currently a rising senior.
Being that my GPA does not transfer, I only attained a 3.0 GPA during last fall, and a 3.4 during this spring 2012 semester -- bringing my cumulative GPA to a 3.22.
I've managed to attain an investment bankingintern position at a very lean, small to mid-cap IT M&A shop, with whom I'm currently finishing a 10-week program. During the spring semester, I interned at a large tech-focused angel investor organization.
My dilemma is as follows:
Full-time recruiting begins this fall. My ideal goal is to land an position within a or a large boutique firm -- covering the tech industry. Now, with my lower-than-desired GPA and only one ibanking experience, do I try to recruit for a full-time position this fall and (in all likelihood) settle for a smaller firm,
do I stay an extra semester (thus graduating Winter 2013 instead of Spring) and instead focus on significantly raising my GPA, gaining a (spring and)for Summer 2013 along with networking the shit out of these top banks and fellow peers in order to strongly compete during the Fall 2013 recruiting season?
Note: There's NOTHING more I want than to work for a BB and work on large-cap tech deals with great coworkers.
What do you guys suggest?
Thank you for your time/input! Looking forward to further conversation.