I am a senior economics major who will be graduating in may with a 3.2 gpa. I was pre-med and then decided i really didn't love it and was doing it for the money. I do have passion for helping people and definitely find the financial markets interesting. I have been active as student body treasurer and investment club president so it's not totally out of the blue.
My internships have been pre-med focused and actually quite good. Have 2 publications. But i was wondering how I can break into finance/business.
Here are my options/questions.
1. I think business school is probably in my future./? I kinda think PE/VC is really cool/interesting/pays well. PM and
2. I'm applying to some consulting firms and other top tier firms but I'm pretty sure it is too late. I'm guess some no-name consulting firms is not good transition to business school? Any more suggestions on this front?
3. A family friend of ours is a wealth manager and he suggested I apply for non sales jobs at boutique wm firms. Specifically as an analyst to get some finance industry exposure. Then apply to business school and get your CFA. I know people at on this forum but are the analyst positions more like jobs? The jobs seem to be too sales orientated. What are my chances in AM?
4. I really want to go to a top 15 b-school and I know I can rock the gmat but that is a few years down the line. I just need some more guidance?
5. obviously ibanking would be great but from what I have been told I don't have the experience or the grades. is it possible to get into a boutique firm/ is it a good exit opporunity.