I am going into senior year of undergrad at a non-target school (a few firms and banks recruit for apositions but it is very limited). I am majoring in Economics and I have a 3.5 GPA. I could not get the big time internships at the largest firms/banks that lead to a full time offer. However, I have interned at 2 local investment firms (One had $350 mil AUM and the other had just over $1 bil AUM) as an investment research analyst. I would design and implement stock screens on a Bloomberg terminal as well as conduct quantitative and qualitative research on stocks, bonds, and preferred shares to make Buy, Sell, or Hold recommendations.
Do I stand a chance at landing an entry level job in S&T orat a major bank/firm? Or could they care less about my experience and dismiss me just because of my school and GPA? What can I do to improve my chances?
Please do not sugar coat your answers.