Freshman in Highschool looking for advice

I have a deep love for finance and I'm looking forward to a career in IB. Was wondering what if anything i could do at this point to maximize my chances of actually landing a job later on apart from getting good grades. I'm already taking small courses on CO finance.

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Aug 10, 2022 - 9:07am
Snowshield, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Get off Wall St. Oasis until you're a college freshman or at the very minimum a high school senior deciding on where to go for college.

Get into as good a college as you can but also recognize that you don't need to go to Harvard/Yale/Princeton/Stanford/MIT to get into a top investment bank (although it certainly helps).

Being on this site so early is just a waste of time for you. You aren't going to maximize your chances of getting a job in banking by doing anything in high school in terms of finance knowledge or experience. Get good grades, get a good SAT score, and get into a good college. That's it in regards to banking, which shouldn't even be on your mind until years later

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Aug 10, 2022 - 9:18am

If you are 14 you do not have a "deep love for finance and passion for IB". Something that is often overlooked on this forum is being a likable and normal person - if I interviewed a kid who said he wanted to be an investment banker since he was a FRESHMAN IN HIGHSCHOOL I am going to assume he is the biggest try hard known to man and not someone I want to spend 12 hours a day with. Bro go do normal 14 year old stuff - play sports, video games with your boys, try to get a girl to hook up with you - anything but finance.

Aug 10, 2022 - 9:36am
[email protected], what's your opinion? Comment below:

Damn alright😂. I basically can't move much for now as i have a serious case of jumper's knee from bball but I can definitely make some effort on the girl part haha. Genuinely though why is being a try hard a bad thing ?

Aug 10, 2022 - 9:48am
Iyov, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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