What's up guys I've been lurking this forum for a month or so and I'm looking to get some advice as to how I can secure some experience during my freshman summer so I can learn.
I am a freshman at a non-target school but I will be at a semi-target school in the fall for my sophomore year. I got a 4.0 my first semester and I am projected to get a 4.0 for my second one. I'm located in the greater Seattle area.
I have no experience in finance but I can type 107wpm and I am proficient in excel.
I've done some research on here and saw that I should be looking at cold emailing boutique IB firms, PWMs, or search funds. Aside from google, is there a better website I can use to find firms in my area? Are there any other places you guys would suggest I contact?
Would getting an internship at a commercial bank be beneficial if I can't obtain one somewhere else? I'm interested in IB and would like to have some experience on my hands as early as I can.
In short, I'm trying to understand what types of places I should be looking at that would give me experience for IB, how I find these places, and any big no-no's or tips when I go about contacting said places.
Thanks all, any advice is appreciated.