Due to the pandemic, my job offers (non-consulting) have been rescinded right before I graduate undergrad. Currently I am working pro-bono and volunteering to fight against COVID, but I have heard from friends with similar situations extending into fall 2020 to re-recruit.
I initially favored this idea because I want to apply into the MBBs and T2s after being rejected last year (I am at a target school). I can take advanced technical classes that normally would not fit in 4 years, and have enough time to prepare and network with past interviewers.
I realized a few considerations:
1.) COVID threat is not weakining anytime soon (even less opportunities might open up later).
2.) My savings will be just enough to cover one extra semester and living expenses. I have to be solid that this extension can land something since I am financially independent.
How should I navigate this situation? If you underwent the same problem in 2008' recession, I would love to hear what you did next...