Advice needed: incoming freshman in undergrad & an aspiring investment banker

Hello all,

I'm an incoming freshman at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business looking to pursue a career in IB. Aside from applying to top finance clubs on campus first semester, what other steps should I be taking to break into the industry? Ideally, I'd love to have an internship at a PE firm next summer to get some deal experience--I've already begun compiling a list of firms in my area that I'll reach out to in September. I'd say I have a really good resume for a kid my age, but I do lack a finance background--what should I be doing to prepare for summer interviews? Basically, please just give me any info you'd think I'd benefit from. Thanks in advance.

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  • Intern in PE - LBOs
Jul 29, 2021 - 9:46pm

Joining a fraternity can give you a lot of connections and mentors. Also look into smaller PE shops/search funds for internships after your freshman year. I wouldn't worry about learning to model for this early but it couldn't hurt.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Aug 2, 2021 - 11:30pm

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