Hey guys, Its been a long time since i posted about my internship on this forum and thought it would be time to post an update. Over the past 6 months I have made steps towards making my goal of trading for a firm a reality. The first thing that I did was finally get a resume together, while i am constantly looking for ways to improve this its nice to know i can quickly get a resume out if i ever spot an opportunity. I also have several cover letters that fit a specific position. In total I probably applied to about 30 different firms ranging from Investment banks, market makers, prop firms, CTAs, brokerages, and hedge funds. The results 2 interviews 1? offer Since I dont go to a target school and because my gpa is not the greatest I am at a HUGE disadvantage to the rest of the field. While a lot of people say that gpa doesnt matter it does, its one of the easiest ways to employers to screen out applicants. I have also focused on making as many contacts with people in power as possible. With so many studies pointing to the way people get jobs these days it really isnt what you know but WHO you know. My advise, have a game plan and START EARLY. I started the entire process in november. I plan on starting even earlier for the next summer. My next piece of advise is to become comfortable speaking with complete strangers, my best sucess came from the firms where i spoke with people. I did not have ANY sucess with the mass mailing of resumes. Bottom line, get the people in charge on the phone and let them know you are interested. I am still getting into my comfort zone as far as speaking with total strangers on the phone but the process does get easier with time so stick with it!