I apologize if this isn't the right kind of forum to ask this question, but I've been feeling helpless.
I'm in my 4th year in college as a CS major. However, I am horrible at programming (relative to my peers). I'm just not very smart in general and I'm extremely unconfident when given a programming assignment and during coding interviews.
Because of this, I've tried to go into finance but I'm already behind, starting so late (when all my peers have had investment banking, private equity internships for the past 2 years). Full time recruiting is going on right now, and I applied to both programming and finance positions, but I don't think I'm prepared for either type of interview. Even though I feel like I'm studying really hard, I don't feel like I'm getting any better.
Can people please recommend the best ways to study for these interviews in a short period of time?
I've tried HackerRank but I'm really slow at solving problems and I don't feel I'm being efficient. How would you advise someone who's a complete beginner, i.e., knows basic data structures in C++ (and is also unfortunately not a fast learner) to prepare for coding interviews, in say, a week? (Other than just for a different field :( ) How would you break down each day of studying like? What sources would you recommend?
And any other advice would be really helpful - thanks for reading through