What's the best path I can take out of high school?O
I'm graduating high school this year and my passion is investment banking. I know I will have a career in finance, but I'm poorly positioned to break into the world of i-banking, especially with banks like MS or GS. I might of screwed myself over by not getting into a target school, but I'm trying to make my situation better. Here are some inhibiting factors, and the things I'm doing to fix them.
1. I go to high school in rural Minnesota, and have no connections with anyone in banking.
2. I was rejected from my top choice college (UW-Madison) and instead I am settling on University of St. Thomas (Twin Cities), depending on wheather or not I get accepted to UofM Twin Cities or Marquette University.
Here's what I'm grappling with:
Should I try and transfer to a target from the University of St. Thomas, or should I just get an investment banking job in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with someone like UBS or US Bancorp?
I have no doubts about my abilities or intelligence, but I know since University of St. Thomas isn't a target, it will be very difficult to get a job in investment banking.
Any advice on what I should do from here?