Some of the FE programs have excellent placement records for summer internships, but what about students at 2nd and lower tier schools? I wonder what would be the best strategy for these students. Ought they desperately try to get any sort of internship, even if it is not really finance, but still business-oriented. Should they take summer school (possibly abroad such as at LSE)? Should they work at their school in a research assistant role (even if it is not really finance research)?