Agree that there are many students in CIA who overly suck up to Sumners and those are the students that they automatically give A's to.
That is the problem with the program. I know people extremely under qualified for top jobs within the program, that get them because they suck up or become officers or whatever you all do. However, some people do deserve the decent internships they get.
To OP: If you have a good enough GPA, can hold a conversation, then do the fall recruiting. Much better experience and you can actually chose which employer you'd like to end up with.