Junior in highschool wondering abt s&t

For the past year Ive been looking into S&t as my future career path, sales most likely due to my social ability. My question is about colleges. I live in Texas and I've read that A&M, McCombs, and smu are three target schools in Texas. The one that I want to go to the most is A&M. My first question is how hard is it to land a sales job at an investment bank from A&M. My second question is, would attending my local community college for one year then transferring to a target school as a sophomore hurt my chances of getting a sales job? The reason I'd like to attend the community college is because a program at my highschool makes tuition free for two years. Anyways those are my questions and any help would be appreciated.

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Jan 20, 2022 - 3:11pm
PlsFthx, what's your opinion? Comment below:

All of those schools place decently in Texas.  That said, it means every year you maybe get like 2-3 people out of each to do an S&T role.  You can also get placement in NY, but it's going to take substantially more work compared to someone at a target or semi-target school.  I would also potentially look at Rice and Tulane as regional targets which might have decent FA packages.

I would NOT recommend doing the 2yr associates to bachelors.  First off, that's difficult to do seamlessly (not all credits transfer, you'll probably still be behind college classmates who took the same classes at a university level, your social circle will be significantly smaller,..etc).  Additionally, the space for finance recruiting is getting tougher and tougher; I think by the time you are recruiting, it's possible that a sophomore internship is a soft necessity and your ability to get that from a big university is going to be a lot easier.  

Also, I know people think of sales guys as super social schmoozy folks, but honestly, the thing that most clients want from a sales person is someone who is competent and honest.  You don't need to be the world's most social person or talker to be a good salesperson, so I wouldn't pigeonhole myself to that particular role yet.  I'm not saying you are, but please keep an open mind!

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Jan 23, 2022 - 1:18am

Texas > A&M in every aspect. School, people, nightlife, location, things to do… you name it.

Jan 27, 2022 - 12:21pm
DeltaDecay, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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