High School Senior probably going to nontarget - What can I do to prepare

Hi,

I'm a high school senior who is probably going to study cs, statistics, or financial math at a Mid tier UC - (davis/irvine/sb) because I don't qualify for aid + can't afford privates/out of states. Since covid has shot my senior year plans, and I spend pretty much all day all day watching netflix, what can I do to better prepare myself to get a job in banking? Are there any internships I should try looking for?

-thanks

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  • Intern in AM - Other
Nov 22, 2020 - 12:23am

once you start college, join relevant clubs, start networking early and apply to diversity programs if you qualify for those

 
Nov 22, 2020 - 5:39am

Since you have time before you even start college - take time to understand what investment bankers do and if you really want to do it. If you decide you really want to do ib you will be ahead and if not then you will be in good shape too. 

Array

 
Nov 23, 2020 - 12:35am

a) Read the WSJ every day and try to form intelligent opinions about the markets. b) Hustle for a finance-related internship for after your senior year by cold emailing every possible small i-bank/investment manager/ finance startup you can (probably will be unpaid). c) Enjoy being a senior, you're only in HS for 1 more year!

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