Breaking into the Buy-Side from High School
I just want to preface this post by saying that I am being completely unironic here. Please at least pretend to take me seriously.
I am a HS senior, and I recently finished all of my college apps; all that's left for me to do is wait. For now, I would like to get my hands dirty in the buy-side, but.
I have a 3.9+ GPA and a 34 on the ACT. I have taken 9 AP's and 8 college courses, including all of the lower-division math courses at a public Ivy (multi-var calc, lin. algebra & dif. equations, and currently, discrete math). I have enough college credits to begin college at said school as a Junior.
I live in the Bay Area, so there are a ton of HF's (mostly in SF). My question is: would it be a complete waste of my time to cold-call every HF within a 15 mile radius, advocating for a nonpaid "internship" position? Even if there's a 1% chance, I would gladly call up 100 different corps if it means I could be in a HF over the summer.
Have any of you heard of onboarding someone pre-undergrad? I mean, I'm offering myself as free labor, which doesn't seem like such a crappy deal for any company.
And yes, I'm a virgin.