I’ve just completed my penultimate year at university, and I was hoping to be heading straight into an already secured internship this summer. Unfortunately, having taken the time and care to complete at least 25 applications to both IBs and professional services firms, I ended up with one telephone interview, which ultimately led to nothing. I know times are tough and the competition is fierce (I only know a couple of people who secured an internship, and that was through family contacts rather than themselves). Even though I’ve still got my final year to go, I already feel that I’m massively behind in the race for a graduate job. I was banking on an internship to really bolster my questionable CV. Other people I know seemed to be applying for the money but I really wanted the experience and would have easily done an unpaid one!
I was just wondering if any of the guys on here have gone through the same thing? Have you got any advice for me? Is there anything I could be doing (other than your typical holiday sort of work) so that this summer is a complete waste for me?!