How to land and internship for the summer with no experience and only one year of college

Hello, I am currently a freshman at The Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan. I have dreams and aspirations to do investment banking, the biggest reason I chose to go to Ross. I know its essential to get my foot in the door with an internship and therefore I think it'd be great to have one this summer, but I have no idea where to start as my only job experience is being a lifeguard and valet. I would like to work preferably on the east end of Long Island or possibly the city if I have to. If anyone has any advice on where to look, when to apply, and who to reach out to for a freshman internship that would give me the best advantage in becoming an investment banker one day it would be amazing. Thank you!

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Sep 29, 2022 - 11:38pm
dmonkey2221, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Also worked for me. Probably emailed 30 firms and 2 responded, one of which gave me an interview and I was later hired.

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Sep 28, 2022 - 1:54pm

Nobody expects a freshman to have any experience. I just emailed a ton of boutiques and ended up getting one in PWM. Then I leveraged that for an IB internship, then two PE (SF) internships which all helped me land my big SA for junior summer. I had no experience coming into college. Starting early on helps a lot though as your experience snowballs

Sep 28, 2022 - 2:04pm
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