I'm currently a Freshman winding up my first semester at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Previous to the past few weeks I was unsure, really, of what I wanted to do as a profession and where I wanted to go with my life. After doing what I would consider to be solid research on many finance, I settled on IB.
I've begun reading, Liar's Poker, and all other basic texts as well as doing my best to keep up with all financial news. I'm aware that I don't go to a target school remotely, although my first semester is going to be almost assuredly a 4.0 (so that's a plus).
So my questions to everyone are these:
What else should I be doing (besides obviously taking the necessary courses)?
How should I go about obtaining an internship this summer in Richmond?
What's the best way to network?