Middle Schooler Interested in Delta One Products and Exotic Options

Title is self explanatory… looking for any resources/ advice relating to grabbing a spot on a D1/ED desk. Semi-proficient in Python and SQL, looking to get into HYP with UMich as a safety

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  • Investment Analyst in HF - Other
Sep 16, 2022 - 7:30pm

Focus on getting a social life first and do sports/hobbies. It'll be easier to make connections when you have something interesting to talk about instead of bombarding people with work all the time.  I didn't go the S&T route but personality still matters even if there's more raw brainpower required than IB.

Sep 17, 2022 - 1:42pm
traderguy123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Dude, you're in middle school. Spend time with your family, and focus on relationships and hobbies, there is no edge in preparing for your career 7 years before it happens. If you want to, focus on landing at a good college, which is highly competitive but your middle school and high school are most likely already chosen for you and the things that will most likely impact college will start happening 10th-11th grade in HS.

Sep 18, 2022 - 1:25am
swimtrading, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you aren't interested by elementary school you're already behind the curve so you have some catching up to do.

In all seriousness though middle school is far too early to be considering job options that require college (bach min) education requirements. If you're really passionate about the space I would just focus yourself on academics you already laid out so colleges you're looking at which shows you do have ambition. Just focus on your grades while in high school and college but also focus on growing yourself outside of just academics. While there are the super savants that everyone deals with because the drive pnl a lot of the other jobs certainly for intern recruiting out of college at options mms and D1 HF spaces focus on technical aptitude but also the general sense of if we did offer a return to this person would I actually want to work with them?
 

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Sep 18, 2022 - 3:35pm

I could see a high schooler posting this but no way a middle schooler. Your phrasing also makes it obvious you aren't in middle school. Usually found on Twitter from wannabe macro analysts, not kids who are just learning what a "penis" is.

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Sep 18, 2022 - 3:36pm

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