Advice for 15 year old?
Hey, I'm a Portuguese 15 year old and I am an aspiring monkey who would love to work in finance in the future, not because I want money and women, but because I genuinely enjoy economics and banking. I am fully aware of the reality that is working at an IB as an analyst/associate and I honestly don't mind spending 20 hours a day perfecting excel spreadsheets.
The problem is, my country's banking industry is a joke, with analyst salaries starting at below 1k p/month, so obviously I will try to emigrate, preferably to an actual financial hub like London and Zurich. I'm looking into UK universities but I'm not sure I will be able to study there due to my family's financial situation.
I have decent grades (80-85%) and I "work" at a non-profit organization but that might not be enough for me to secure a scholarship in a target school.
So, what advice would you give me to break into IB? What experience/activity should I add to my curriculum? Which universities (preferably in Europe since it's easier to get a scholarship) should I look into? What skills should I learn? Should I target boutiques if I don't manage to enter a target school? How do I score internships early?
Thanks in advance, and I hope I'm not asking too many questions.