Spending an Extra Year After Transferring

大家好,

I am a recent community college transfer student who transferred to UC Berkeley. This recruitment cycle has not been going entirely well for me so far, as I have no prior finance experience, could not get into any relevant clubs, and was extremely late to the networking game. So, I think I may have to intern at a no-name boutique this summer to get something on my resume.

话虽如此,我认为对我来说最好的行动是在大学里多花一年的时间。目前,我的预期毕业是2023年5月,但我认为我的工作前景不会接近我目前希望他们的目标。随着我额外的一年和预期的2024年5月的毕业,我的计划看起来像这样:

2022:SAat no-name boutique

2023:SAat (hopefully)EB/BB, or just a better firm in general

2024:安全FT2023年公司的报价SArole

Does anyone have any advice for me? What do you think of my plan? How does a transfer student spending an extra full year look to recruiters? Has anyone done this before or know someone who has? If so, how did it work out for you/them?

I appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.

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  • InterninIB - Gen
2021年11月10日 - 下午4:15

First off, congrats on getting into Berkeley! However, not to discourage you and I'm sure you're already aware butIB招聘将是一种疯狂的磨难。我假设您是非多样性的。接下来的2。5年(基于您的计划)将需要不间断的重点和努力。

1.您需要维护3.5+的GPA,这在伯克利很难。

2. You need to start getting creative to build up your resume. You said you didn't get into any finance or business clubs. That's fine. You can just be a general member at some of the less exclusive clubs to show some sort involvement on campus. Then, begin to look into research opportunities, individual project ideas, unpaid internships during the school-year, etc. You need to show that you've actually done some professional stuff and be able to write that on your resume. Having some 'Sales Associate' title on your resume just doesn't cut it these days.

I think it's great that you're shooting forEB/BB, but sometimes you need to be a little bit realistic. You're already behind on the recruiting game. You should potentially considerMMbanks, capital markets, or corporate banking as a starting route to eventually lateral to aBBorEB. Good luck.

  • ProspectinIB - Gen
2021年11月10日- 5:16pm

Thanks, I really appreciate the advice. I will definitely try to get more involved in the activities you mentioned. I agree thatEB/BBis a bit out-of-reach for me considering the stage I'm in. For my plan on the types of internships I'm looking for, do you think that it is good, other than me needing to changeEB/BBfor 2023SAto a role at aMM银行还是类似的东西?另外,如果我这样做,您是否认为FT2024EB/BB2023年夏季之后的招聘周期?再次感谢你。

  • InterninIB - Gen
2021年11月10日- 6:20pm

您也应该从其他人那里获得多种意见和建议,但这是我的游戏计划是我穿着您的鞋子。

Today - end of 2021 fall semester:在精神上收集自己,并意识到接下来的2。5年将非常艰难。接受您将受到极大的压力,并且您必须100%致力于招聘过程,而不是50%或60%。另外,请专注于学术,不要获得成绩。

2021/2022 Winter Break:开始集思广益,与人们接触(冷email,向朋友/朋友介绍),以获取一些研究机会,金融或商业项目,志愿者事务或2022年春季学期的实际财务实习。仅基于个人经验,但我不建议花大量时间在LinkedIn或握手上申请。从字面上看,伯克利的所有3万名学生都可以看到握手的职位,因此您有机会获得出色的演出确实很低。取而代之的是,尝试将精力集中在建立一对一的联系上,这实际上可能导致某些事情。然后,一旦您在春季学期进行了分类,您需要在2022年夏季找到一些无名的精品店,审计,税收或与金融有关的合法实习。这绝对是残酷的 - 如果您不找到2022年夏天有关的任何财务EB/BBchances prob go to 0%.

2022 Spring Semester: Things take time so you'll prob end of spending part of your spring semester trying to get a 2022Summer internship但这只是难题的一部分。您需要开始以标准开始IBrecruiting procedure because 2023SA招聘从2022年3月/4月开始:获取M&I面试问题指南,不断浏览该论坛以了解行业,并开始制作自己的故事。

然后,也许是网络中最耗时的部分。即使在像伯克利这样的目标学校,也只有这么多校友IBanalysts and associates that you can cold-email. Just a random guess but I bet there's prob at least 800 students in every grade level at Berkeley emailing the same analysts and associates. Not trying to be offensive, but you're not a superstar candidate so you unlikely a lot of responses if you use the typical cold-email networking format of trying to "learn about their firm". This is where your personal story comes into play. I don't have the perfect answer for this but you need to think creatively about how you can stand out.

  • Analyst 1inIB -COV
2021年11月10日- 6:35pm

您不需要整整一年。只要额外加一个学期,就毕业了一个学期(12/23)。立即开始网络。与任何UCB校友建立联系,这些校友将接听您的电话并开始向您在​​网上找到的任何银行家发送冷电子邮件和LinkedIn DMS。如果您现在开始,您会没事的SA23 despite starting a bit late to the game. You should also be furiously applying for any type of roles for this coming summer. Look for CorpFin roles at big companies,SA无名精品店的角色,或与金融有关的任何其他角色。当涉及校园里的东西时,开始与校园中似乎活跃在俱乐部中的班级中的人们建立联系。表现出兴趣,因此您可以在下学期加入精英俱乐部,同时加入现在的独家俱乐部。

您会没事的,但是您确实需要将所有的精力集中在获得良好的成绩和网络上。您应该每天与多个人接触,并每周打几个网络电话。

You've got this. Don't let club rejections or people not responding to your emails dismay you.

  • ProspectinIB - Gen
Nov 12, 2021 - 2:09pm

Thanks for your response. I'll take your advice in the roles I search for and using it to get into the clubs

Nov 11, 2021 - 4:29pm

Lmao this snot nosed kid from a tier 6 university thinks interning at a "boutique" is his backup plan

Interning at a boutique is your best case scenario from some shit-tier compsci sweatshop of a university bozo

  • Associate 3inIB-M&A
Nov 11, 2021 - 8:18pm

The above advice is good, but adding that unless you are really far on credits, graduate in December instead of a full year later. It'll save some $ and you can either have a few months off or start early (BB/EB很高兴有您的早日)。

It's very common to take an extra semester or year when transferring since recruiting is so early, unlikely anyone will even ask. Just make sure you are putting all of the work in to hit the ground running the second early recruiting kicks off.

  • ProspectinIB - Gen
Nov 12, 2021 - 2:09pm

I agree on graduating in December 2023. It seems that I may have been overthinking a bit with taking myself all the way out to May 2024

Nov 13, 2021 - 5:02am

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