I am currently a freshman at an Ivy League school (HYP) and am trying to choose a major. There is no finance major here, and many upperclassmen major in fields that are hardly related to finance at all (government, psychology, history, etc) and still land internships and ultimately break into Wall Street. Still, I can't help but think that a more quantitative degree (Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, etc.) would be more attractive when applying to internships and signal a greater capacity to think quantitatively and analyze data.
Anyone have any insight regarding how firms view different majors during recruitment, if college major even matters at all?