I had the opportunity to work @(industry group). Unfortunately I did not come away with an offer. I have decided to stay an extra semester and position.
I am looking at some of the better known boutiques in NYC and will be submitting applications through non-target recruiting.
My question is this: Even though I do not have any contacts through my school or career center at many of these top boutiques, will I need to cold email people through linkedin to even have a shot at a first round?
I hope you all don't perceive me as someone who thinks they deserve an internship on the spot just because I worked at GS last summer as I am extremely humbled by the outcome and am just wondering how much this experience with a really solid GPA will do for me when it comes to non-target recruiting @ the elite boutiques. Is it reasonable to assume I have a good shot at being picked out from the hundreds of non target applications they get for a first round interview just because I have GS IBD on my resume or is this not the case?
I am not sure how recruiting at these smaller firms works (ie do they pretty much just toss non core resumes into the trash if there isn't an analyst on the inside that specifically picks you out because of networking?) so I really don't know if I should be expecting a decent number of phone interviews because of my SA position or not.
Thanks for any insight.