High School Internship in IB or HF (please give feedback on my credentials)
Before any of you guys dismiss me as a 16 y/o that wants a job on "Wall Street" (i dislike when people use the cliche "I wanna work on wall street", so annoying), I've provided some credentials below and my rationale for choosing this career. Please take 2 mins out of your time to read this through. Thanks everyone
I am currently a junior at a nationally ranked high school in Northern NJ (10 mins away from NYC). In my high school, we choose a 4 year major, and I chose the business major. Some of the classes we take are Macro, Microeconomics, Harvard-backed analyses of failed corporations, technical/fundamental trading, derivatives, portfolio management, college-level accounting, etc. These classes are very rigorous and catalyze students to succeed in finance. In my free time, I trade (have been, for around 1.5 years), read on finance, Bloomberg, study Python/coding (would like to build an algo), etc.. I also take a number of other rigorous classes, participate in a lot of after school activities (VP of Student Council, President of United Nations Club, etc.) and have very good presentation and public speaking skills.
When I trade, I use Macro ETFs, trade on emotional arbitrage, distressed corporations, and general technical analysis. Although I have had my ups and downs I think that I have gained a ton of valuable info on stocks etc..
*I am 110% set on finance, specifically Hedge Funds. I understand that it is easier said than done, so I would like to start off at an internship in general finance/investment. My school offers Wednesday internship programs, where all the seniors leave school to go to their internships (this is a graduation requirement).
Please let me know what you guys think, and how I could get an internship as a high schooler. Thanks a lot