What should undergraduate students do to get dream job?
I am a third year(will graduate in my fifth year) economic undergraduate international student in a Canada university, it’s not one of those super famous universities like UofT UBC but It’s above average. Having 3.0 GPA in economic-related courses. I really want to enter into the finance industry in Canada when I graduate, but I know I am bad at marketing and selling. Thus, I want to be an analyst, more specific(not quite sure about the exact job title), I want my job to be studying a company or an industry, and writing reports for whoever will pay for it.
That’s what I am doing right now
1. trying to write some industry/firm analysis reports and post it on my blog to improve my writing(not my strength) and “experience“. I am currently working on my first report about my favorite game company.
2. not allowed to registered in CFA, so I study it just for fun. Might be able to pass CFA II exam before graduate?
3. applying for junior analyst internships in Canada but I haven’t received any interview so far, So I will go back to China and try to find some opportunities.
I know networking is important, but I really don’t understand how does that work, plus my university is about 7 hours away from Vancouver. Also, as an international student, I don’t know anyone here except for my classmates, it’s hard to start networking.
I know what I currently do is not enough, and I also know many HR/ people have many experiences in the financial industry in Canada use this forum. Can you guys give me some suggestions about what should I do to get an analyst job after I graduate?
Thanks for any advice you guys can provide