What's the actual advantage of being at a target / super target coming from a very normal background for recruiting?
Super targets = Harvard Yale Princeton Penn Stanford ChicagoTargets = Duke Northwestern and the likes.
Very normal background = no connections, not rich (so can't fly to a place for networking for example), might not be in any finance-related clubs, maybe non-diversity.
I'm at a non-target that banks post internships/jobs on Handshake as "Apply Externally", but no banks post interviews in the "On-campus interview" section. I'm curious if students at target got interviews mostly from jobs/internships posted on Handshake/Symplicity as "Apply" or have banking interview applications in the "On-campus recruiting" in Handshake/Symplicity, or most opportunities are actually from clubs, or they just apply online, and whichever resume having a target school name will automatically be routed to the school's recruiting team at banks.
Or the actual advantage lies in the huge no. alumni in finance. Do target students have to network as hard as nontargets?
I know for consulting, the school recruiting team can be easily found online (e.g:-> on-campus -> enter school name), but it's not public for banks.
It's best if you can tell what school (sepcifically or in super target/target bracket) you were/are and how was your recruiting experience.
Thank you for your time!