high school student interested in high finance, career advice?
Hey everyone, i'm a 16yo from Australia and i'm extremely interested in the world of finance.
I'm a strong student, mathematically inclined with straight A's. I'm interested in trading more specifically quant trading, but wouldn't mind working in consulting, IB/PE/HF and have no attachment to my rural town so am open to moving abroad.
I've read a lot on reddit and heard a lot about people saying that Commerce degrees are virtually useless now, is this true?
I'm leaning towards a STEM degree (Maths and Stats) and am also learning to code.
My main questions are:
Is a BComm still worth it?
What should i aim at doing for the next few years to set me up well for finance?
Can I break into High Finance with a STEM degree?
and any other advice is welcome and encouraged.
I also would prefer for hard truths, I'm a realist and want to know what the fuck the go is.