getting into IB from non-target

<p>Just because a bank isn't recruiting somewhere doesn't mean you can't network your way into something. I know multiple Arizona State grads who networked their way into BBs. BBs sure don't recruit there. There's a good chance that the freshman knows someone who works there or is doing it unpaid.</p>

<p>I talked to some of my friends on the subject (they are interning at various BBs) and they all pretty much said the same thing. </p>

<p>They say there are freshman and sophomores, but they only got the spot because they go to a target/know somebody. My friends also said that they get no actual finance experience and are only responsible for small tasks that anybody could do.</p>

<p>These are comments my friends made and in no way reflect my views as I have not interned at a bigger bank.</p>

<p>no recruiting involved; sent an email cold and they asked for a resume, which i sent and then asked me to come in for an interview. i sold myself hard and just told them i was extremely eager to begin learning... a lot of the managing directors who work at this bank are graduates of my university, but i hadn't known any of them before i sent the email.</p>

<p>like i said, i am doing a ton of work your typical full time analyst would be doing... getting paid also. it is a great experience.</p>

<p>Is there any need to join another club then the investment/finance club or should I just stick to that one and try to build my way up? thanks for any more advice</p>

<p>Join more than one club. It doesn't necessarily have to be a business club. What if you don't get a leadership role in your one club? Get involved in 2-3 and try to get leadership experience.</p>

<p>get involved with that one and get to know everyone really well. get a leadership position and then maybe get a leadership position in a consulting club or something similar at your school</p>