Answer some quick Q's for a newbie
I will be attending a non-target this coming fall as a freshman. This was the best school I could get into with my current circumstances and I will obviously be trying my best to transfer to a semi-target/target. But in the meanwhile I have so many questions (btw my end goal would be getting an IB job):
Do banks really take kids as interns who have only completed one year in college? I only see myself as having done some introductory econ classes by then...how would I offer anything to an internship position? Do they expect you to have some basic financial knowledge by then? How hard is to get these kinds of positions? I have been told that PWM is the best place for me to probably start next summer.
When should I start searching/applying for internships? I will have a poor network from my current school's alumni base and i'm also located in Los Angeles for now which restricts the amount of places I could probably find an internship
Is it acceptable for my father to reach out for me? He does not work in IB or high finance but he recieved his MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern and has found a lot of local alumni working at the local MS/GS/etc. branches.
I am lost, and I do not really have anybody to help me. ANY input would be greatly appreciated.