18-year-old studying for CFA and looking for pre-university internships
To keep this short,
I'm an 18-year-old gap year student attending university in London in September to study economics, and would like to venture down the investment banking pathway and so I already know how important it is to get ahead of the game.
My first question is: is 18 too young to start studying the CFA exam content (bear in mind I know that I cannot actually take level 1 until the final year of university)? I've read other articles similar to this - one article regarding a 15 year old - and saw people commenting things like "enjoy childhood" and "your work isn't going anywhere go out with your friends and have fun while you can". I get that. I really do. But thanks to a deadly, highly contagious virus I couldn't do anything fun in my gap year, and although I haven't got long before I get to university I want to do something productive for the remainder.
I've already started reading up on some of the CFA content (e.g. fixed income, quantitative finance, economics, etc.), and I do have a genuine interest for these things (and I get that sounds weird, but I've always been a bit of a nerd).
My other question was regarding internships. Can I a CV-worthy internship as a gap year student? Or should I just wait till I reach university?
Any response from anyone would be greatly appreciated. I only just signed up to this site so I'm still trying to get used to its features.
Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!!!!