Finance jobs - economics degree - international student
I have an interest in finance and I plan on pursuing an undergraduate economics degree in the US. I am going to apply as a transfer student. I'm worried about the job prospects that I will have with the econ major. I am choosing economics because at some universities it's STEM designated so I will be able to work two more years post graduation, otherwise I would choose the business degree. My goal is to work inor even IB. I've spent a lot of time reading about target universities, GPA, what banks sponsor, H1B etc.
I would like to ask, how tough will it be to get a finance related job as an international student without a directly applicable degree? If I do my homework, is it just a matter of networking? Should I consider other degrees that build some type of skill as well, such as MIS (which is a mix of business and IT) in case that I'm unable to find a job in the field?