Hello everyone! I've been a lurker for a few weeks and decided the bite the bullet and sign up. Getting to the point.....I was wondering if anyone would recommend an alternative means of entering investment banking without first becoming a I-banker.
Before people tell me to do a forum search, I just want to add that I'm not qualified in the "ideal way" to become an i-banker. I have a relatively weak gpa, no banking experience, and a B.S in field generally unrelated to finance. This means that I'm shooting for an I-banking position at a boutique firm AT BEST.
I understand that I'm supposed to network like ninja, cold-call, polish my resume, and get "my banking story" down...etc. Of course these are strategies, but what about working in Finance in a related field to get relevant experience. Clearly this is the most logical thing to do. The financial industry is clearly quite vast and I can't seem to sift through the information enough to find such answers without asking. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!