Summer is quickly approaching and I still don't know exactly what I'm doing - as an MBA student I was really hoping to have a high-faluteen internship with some fancy investment bank. I know that was a pipe dream (these are mostly reserved for ivy league schools), but I still went through the application process for several large investment banks. Only one bite, and their second stage, forced me (me of the low quantative skills) to take a numerical reasoning test, which I promptly tanked. But I did send a follow up letter to the recruiter with my transcript and a recommendation from my Stat's professor, to prove that I'm a hard worker, even though perhaps under the timed conditions of the numerical reasoning test I did poorly.
But my real passion was to spend the summer with an airline or some other top travel/aviation industry related firm.
I'm at my wit's end! I've applied all over the country, every airline that had an internship program, I sent in my resume. Heck even airlines that didn't have an internship program, I wrote, to inquiry if maybe we could arrange something. And for those companies I had a contact name with, I sent follow-up emails, reiterating my interest and yet I'm still sitting here waiting. What to do?!!
How do I convince these companies, these nameless people who are making the determination, that I am the best candidate?! I'm the most ideal because I have the deep burning desire in the pit of my belly to be in the aviation industry, I love almost all things about it and that when the chips are down, I'll be there (I'm not your typical MBA - in it for the money).
If anybody has any advice, I'm all ears. For example, if I've emailed the recruiter once already, is it polite to do it again? Should I do it again, to emphasis that I REALLY want the position?