Hoping to get some advice from WSO. I am currently a sophomore at a non target (ranked roughly 50 nationally) studying economics. I have a low gpa (3.0-3.5 range) play a sport, involved in a sport related club, and planning on joining an investment banking/finance club in the next year. I also have a internship lined up at a boutique investment firm this summer. I am highly interested in hedge fund// , but I have only been able to study these through books, WSO, in my own time. I am just curious what my chances are , , AM and what the career path would be through this.
Another question is that our school offers a data analysis concentration for economics majors and I am considering doing this because it seems it could be more relevant and display quantitative knowledge that might be helpful for chances at hedge funds. However, this concentration is notoriously tough and might hurt my gpa and if I consider MBA in future it would be tougher applying with a lower gpa. Just wondering what others think about this tradeoff.
Thanks for the help!