I am in college right now; a non-target school in the middle of no where. Very few if any graduates get into i-banking, I went here because of a couple mistakes senior HS that resulted in my admission getting revoked to other top colleges. I literally flunked out the last semester of my senior year due to excessive drinking, partying, and others.
However being incoming sophomore to college, I am having a 4.0 so far and have start a part-time small business. Note, I am not an internet whiz, nor did I start something that is going to blossom into the next facebook, i just had a few hundred dollars and took that and made it into a solid retail business.
There are very few investment companies around that offer internships but there are a ton of other colleges in the area; some of which are MUCH better than the one I am attending right now. But the business I am running on the side helped me gain a lot respect and I was able to get a lot of interviews and was able to secure internships.
I am deciding whether I should keep doing my start-up or focus on my internships? Both are very time-consuming and I cannt do them both. I am make about 6-70k a year from the start-up.