Getting into the game... (finding a commodities trading internship/job)
Hey guys, long time lurker, first time poster. I am a rising economics and political science (double major, not that it matters) senior, and I am super interested in commodities trading. Physical commodities seems particularly interesting, however, I'm still 'new' so it all seems great.
I have been looking to kind of get my foot in the door of the industry, however I am not entirely sure how coveted an Economics degree is in the finance world, much less my PoliSci double major. Does anyone have any experience with traders that come from economics backgrounds that don't have PhDs, is it common? I've interned with a private wealth management 'firm' that one of my professors is 'on the board of' or something like that. But I don't know if that experience is able to be leveraged, what do you guys think? Also, obtaining information on commodities, other than the big ones like oil, seems difficult, do any of you think you could steer me in the right direction on where to look?
I'm your run of the mill student, 3.5 GPA, staffed campaigns etc., nothing crazy. I have considered getting my MBA after graduation, to kind of hit the reset button, however, I am not a traditional student, that would make me 27 getting out of grad school, so I don't how sought after a 27 yr old without any full time experience will be.
Anyways, I appreciate your input guys. Anything helps!