I've been lurking on this site for a while and finally decided to make an account. I'm still in high school (aka the good life) and I'm trying to figure out what the hell I'm going to do for the next portion of my existence. Obviously i-banking is on my radar, but it's not the only thing.
Anyway, I want to double major in Business/Economics and Computer Science wherever I end up (waiting to hear back from semi-targets and targets). Most offer dual degrees with their respective Business/LSA and Engineering schools, which is ideal.
Possible Career Paths
So my question is: what opportunities, if any, would this double major open up as I search for internships and full-time offers throughout college? quant work if that's applicable, but I'm more interested in the i-banking at this point.is a pipe dream, but it'd be nice if a dual-degree in these two subjects improved my chances. I also wouldn't rule out
Benefits of Double Majoring in College
Having an idea of what you want to do with your life can help you make the most of your college years. Double majoring in business/economics and computer science is a good base for many finance careers without limiting your opportunities. As with any career, a good GPA and networking are also important in securing internships or jobs. WSO community members offer their perspective:
- Econ/CS degree would likely open doors up in quant and S&T, where you will actually utilize your CS skills.
- Bankers do not need a degree in CS.
- If it's IB you're set on, you'd probably be better off sticking w/ one major, keeping the GPA up and spending the additional time that you save networking.
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