age old questions
I'm about to ask the most over-asked questions so forgive me lol. I'm in my second year of university studying economics (considering switching into finance) and I should end up after my next two years with about a 3.5~3.7GPA.
I'm from Canada and would like a job in New York optimally but obviously that's easier said than done and therefore would also be happy with a job in Toronto Canada at one of the 5 BB in Canada. I don't have much work experience that would relate to investment banking. I'm going to try to see if I can learn how to get an internship through school sometime this month (I currently have no idea how it works). I go to a university that wouldn't be considered Ivy league in America but maybe just right below it. None of the major universities in Canada are much better than the other, and they're far more balanced out here so I don't believe there are any 'target' schools here in Canada.
So my questions are:
1) Is economics a good field of study to go into investment banking with or should I switch into finance (I have until the start of this summer to decide otherwise I'll just be wasting credits/time/money if I decide to switch after that)?
2) Is my GPA high enough for me to have a chance at landing an investment banking job?
3) Given the info, what steps should I take now to best achieve my goals of becoming an investment banker (while still maintaining a balanced lifestyle - I'm not some workaholic freak who only cares about my career and nothing else (no social life) like some students I've met are)?
4) At the moment, do I look like I have a chance at becoming an investment banker in 2 years when I graduate, given the info?
Thanks for reading, please let me know if you'd like to know any more information