Freshman summer

Hi people!

I am currently a freshman. What type of things should I do for the summer? Internships (in my country freshman interns are very rare), learning programming language, preparing for ACCA (kind of CPA), starting blog or anything else? I want to get maximum out of this summer.

Looking forward to your advice/suggestions. What does usually people do in their freshman summer?

P.s.= I am studying 4 years degree. Not 3.

Thank You!

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May 4, 2021 - 9:00am

First of all, thank You for the super fast reply. PWM is private wealth management (Google said so, I didnt know this term). So, please can You explain what it is?

Sorry for being an amateur.

May 4, 2021 - 10:01am

Well, PWM looks like to be under the investment banks/or other financial institutions' asset management/wealth management arm. Also some invididuals may also have their own wealth's management team. Saddest part is that I doubt that there are places like that in my country (if there were they would require at least bachelor's even master's in finance) But nevertheless, thank You for the answer.

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May 4, 2021 - 6:12pm

Do a blue collar job. 1. They're fun  2. You'll probably not be chained to your desk / screen for the last time in your work life 3. Interesting people 4. Gives you something to talk about in recruiting. I definitely don't want to talk about your wild and wacky Summer learning programming during an interview. 

May 4, 2021 - 10:33pm

I had an interview for a PE firm doing bizdev but ended up not getting the offer and had nothing to do that summer. Following summer as a sophomore I got a boutique IB internship, then junior summer I had a BB internship. Freshman summer doesn't really matter that much. I regret not doing a summer study abroad then. If you can find something, great, if not, it doesn't really matter. I even know a few people who didn't have a sophomore internship and got an EB internship their junior summer. To be fair though, recruiting was early enough that he wouldn't have started at that point.

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May 5, 2021 - 5:12am

You can go search fund like the guy above or just start up is also really good, and makes a good story for your future why you like fast paced environments, etc. Start ups are also just in general good working experience for your career

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