What is going on, everybody? I have been a lurker on WSO for a while and thought I would share a story with you. Here goes nothing...
I worked full-time and went to school full-time pretty much all throughout school. Knowing I didn't want to deliver pizza for the rest of my life, I worked overclock for about 6 months as an unpaid intern at a private wealth management firm. That opened up a couple paid internships, which led to some full-time positions.
Seems like a lifetime ago......a few steps later, I am now working a dream job on afloor doing quantitative research/data science/programming/automation. I taught myself how to program (varying proficiency in 5 languages), and have an undergrad degree from a "non-target".
I would be remiss not to give a very special shout out to WSO's resume service. I never realized how bad in-shape my resume was until a trained eye looked at it. The quality of feedback I received was thorough and actionable. I can safely say that it was a big help for me getting my foot in the door from out of the industry. I know that for some of you in school/recent grads, $200 is a lot. I would still recommend the service; anecdotally, the ROI for me was substantial. Worth it.
AMA about my experience w/ WSO's resume service, if you have any programming, interviewing, recruiting questions, whatever.