I'm going into my final year of studies in September at a top 10 non target uni. I am currently interning in big 4 consulting and will intern in a (relatively unknown) mid market m&a boutique this summer. To maximize my chances of getting top IBD jobs at BBs or elite boutiques i am considering applying for their summer internship programs (although they are for penultimate year students in theory). What do you think of this course of action? Will my application be accepted and will this give me a better chance? For your reference, I do not plan on doing a masters. If anyone has some experience with this issue or knows about it, I'd find your answers very useful.
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