I'm currently a freshman pre-CS student at the University of Washington in Seattle planning on getting either a CS degree or - as a backup - another of their computing majors (ACMS, Informatics, Applied math, etc). I am very much on the path towards working in tech. I come from a family of programmers in the SF Bay Area, I have internship experience as a back-end Java programmer, and I'm attending a top 10 CS school. However, I've come to accept that working a job in tech just isn't for me, and am much more interested in doing something quantitative at a topfirm or investment bank.
I have no interest in attending my school's business school. Foster is pretty much known as a shitty business school that sends kids to work as accountants in the big 4. I understand foster grads have no chance at getting top jobs in finance; however, since I am on track for a much more highly regarded program, I am wondering if UW's computing-related majors' reputation will carry over into the financial sector. I've seen tons of UW kids' dreams get torn apart on this site because of their school, but they all seem to be foster students.
So, my question is - what would be my best plan from here on out to break out of tech ands land aor -equivalent job coming out of undergrad? Should I continue to pursue tech-related internships for now or is there a way I can expedite the process of breaking into the financial sector with relevant internships? In addition to applying to the CS and computing-related majors, I plan to join business/finance clubs and am thinking about joining the Greek system for their connections (I rushed and got a bid from Delts who are #3 for GPA). I have also set up multiple meetings with my school's career center and people from the alumni network.
Last question - should I transfer?
Thanks so much
Edit: I also have a 35 ACT, not sure if that's relevant but if it is I'd love to know :)