I'll be a freshman at Stanford this year and my hope is to become an analyst at one of those firms. What can I do to make my chances greater? How hard will it be? I'm worried about this because there's nothing about me that "stands out". I hear all the time on this site that to get a job there, you'll need to go to HYPW and be rich with connections or have done something extraordinary like run a business that generates a $5k profit a month. Im a normal kid, poor and (dis)connected, going to school out in Cali and I'm not the best interviewer. How hard is it to get a job at one of these banks'? Is it as hard as getting into Harvard or Julliard? Im not cocky or anything, I'm not trying to say im too good for the other banks as I'm not. I've read numerous times on this board that to get into a top hedge fund you'll need to work at one of those three banks and a top Hedge Fund is my goal.
(Senior Chimp, 28
Points)on 6/1/11 at 5:40pm