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Sometimes it is good to just get your foot in the door. When I first started my career, I took a temporary job as a consumer loan collector at a regional bank, even though the employer was going to shut down the site. However, it helped me to transfer internally to a full time credit analyst role. In the short term, it seemed like it wouldn't work out, but getting your foot in the door in a financial company really gives you an advantage in obtaining a full time position internally.
My advice is to not just limit yourself to a particular position, but be open to other positions that will help you transfer internally to the opportunity that you are seeking.
That is an awesome profession! There are a couple of things that you can do to help get you networking and meeting the correct people. There are some things to consider, some questions to ask yourself as you prepare, and of course LinkedIn is a great source!
1) What field are you most interested in? There is education finance, corporate finance, etc.
2) Have you considered networking through a job fair where you can meet some people in person?
3) If you are still a student, have you been in touch with your career advisors? Many schools have contacts that they work with, or certain companies that are actively looking for students to offer internships to.
Feel free to request me to mentor you, if you so desire: Elisa Reynoso