Where should I apply? Help me not live with my parents after school ends!

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A little bit about me:
Top Liberal Arts College (not in NY/Boston/East Coast)
Economics Major, Chemistry Minor
3.2 GPA

Leadership and Other
-Treasurer of My Student Government (was in charge of allocating 1000k)
-Varsity Tennis Team Captain (competed at nationals every year, and was an all-american finalist)
-President Student Investment Club (presented and organized research reports and bought and sold 500k of real money as part of the club)
-Did clinical medical research in a lab (i had 2 publications, and help the lab win a 1.2 million dollar grant)
-Was a Counselor at at a sports(tennis part) Camp for students who had down syndrome.

-know SAS, eviews, econometrics, stats, intro to accounting, calc I and II
was an NCAA scholar athlete

let me tell you what i've been doing.
I've been emailing alumni for consulting jobs (McKinsey, bain, BCG, Accenture, Deloitte) I just began this process so I have some leads, setting up phone calls, etc, but no interviews yet (hopefully i will get a few).

Then i'm starting to look at corporate finance as analyst (ebay, Microsoft, google, etc)

---now im stuck-----

OK so where else should I be applying? I-banks? for analyst positions? Is it even worth applying if I don't have a connection at the firm?
-my ultimate goal would be to get into a t-10 mba school (a few years down the road)
but i'm not sure if I'm doing things right.

Region: 
United States - Northeast

Comments (10)

Nov 23, 2012

what year are you?

Nov 24, 2012

I'm a senior in college

Nov 23, 2012

Do you have a preference between finance/consulting?

Nov 24, 2012

No preference between either. I think both are really interesting in their own ways. If I had to choose then I would say consulting seems a tad more interesting, but at this point I just want what's best for me in the future. And yes, I know I can do the 100 hour work weeks of i-banking. I don't really want to do sales/trading and pwn but I don't think either of those help me get into t-10 business schools anyways)

Nov 24, 2012

Drop Bain, McK, and BCG off your list. They have fairly stringent requirements for recruiting. Not saying your a bad candidate, but I have had friends get denied with exceptional stats (Yale, IBD, start-up). Deloitte and Accenture are still possibilities. I would say start focusing your attention towards these two and eliminate the other three.

Nov 24, 2012

you need to start cold-calling now. Investment banks and consulting firms are done recruiting unless you're talking about boutiques.

Nov 24, 2012

any other suggestions for places i should be looking at? deloitte, accenture, point b? how about ib? or corporate finance positions? do any of them set me up well for a t-10 business school? or can they give me good experiences that b-schools would like?

Nov 25, 2012

What have you been doing for the past 2-3 years? What internships have you done? If your school is even on the radar for these companies then you should have been applying to on campus recruiting postings. Now most of them have already filled their classes and I can't say you look real good with a low GPA at a non-target and no internships. Aim for smaller companies realistically unless you can connect on the tennis level.

Nov 25, 2012

Last 2 summer i worked at a clinicial cancer research center testing for brain tumors on mice (published 2 papers). So the intership was cool and interesting but not business related. (at this point I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but now i know i want to go into business/consulting and I hope it's not to late)

Nov 25, 2012
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