Aspiring high school kid, need some advice and guidance
Ok, so to start off, I am a kid in high school, and I feel very lucky that I was able to stumble across this website early on. It has helped me put my goals into focus, and decide on what I want to do with my life.
I've decided that I want to head into the world of Wall Street, and have developed an interest in the stock market and various economic principles in the past couple of years. Despite my dad's burning desire for me to go into medicine, I will probably steer clear of that path and do something that I actually enjoy.
Now, my question is, does it matter if I go to a target or a non-target school? Of course I would love to go to a target in New York, such as NYU Stern, and I do believe that I have a good chance of getting in. (I live in NY) But does it make sense to accumulate so much debt through student loans? Its not like non-target kids get no jobs or interviews with banks; its just that target kids already have the recruiting right there for them. I just like doing things that are practical, and this just doesn't seem practical to me (financially). Also, I am aiming to go to a target for the networking, which to me is crucial.
Finally, I'm not exactly sure about what field I want to get into in finance, but I am probably leaning more towards the trading field, where I will be able to work with the stock market and rather not investment banking. Any suggestions on which route I should take?
Thanks so much for reading if you've gotten this far, and I hope to receive some feedback!