so I really would like to work in investment banks. In order to do so, I heard it is critical that I land an internship before i graduate from college. Thus, I would like to get an internship first. However, it seems there are several obstacles, and was hoping that some of you could help me out. There was a recent i banking forum in our school, and asked some of the representatives there about intern opportunities. The truth was that they rarely choose any interns for rising juniors. I am currently a sophomore, and is hoping to get an intership next summer break. Are there any ways this can be done? or should I perhaps shape my resume through that summer to get an internship next summer as a rising senior? </p>
<p>I am currently attending UC Berkeley, has a pretty high gpa (over 3.9), involved in several clubs and leadership positions. Also, was wondering if the fact that I am an international student would affect my chances at landing an ibanking internship.</p>
<p>Beyond that, keep networking, keep your GPA up and keep your eyes open. Coming from a good school with good grades, you should have a pretty decent shot at breaking into IB with a solid resume and good interview skills. Oh, and to your international status questions, as long as you don’t have any Visa issues, you should be fine - for FT as well, if you will require sponsorship, that will just eliminate some smaller shops. </p>
yes, I will definitely be applying to Haas and try to get in there.
However, would getting into Haas make my connection wider?
I know that it has a name value and can definitely help me get some connections.
Besides getting good GPA, being in leadership positions, and keep networking, are there any specific preparations I should start before the winter break as I know some IB internship application is due before then.
Also, would interning at completely different sectors such as consulting or accounting help me get the internship for IB?</p>