I'm new to WSO but I wish that I had found it earlier :( But here's my first post!
I am currently in my 2nd and last year in community college majoring in Business Administration. I have a 4.0 GPA and was, just recently, accepted into UCLA for Business Economics (not sure if UCLA is considered a target school but i've heard that it has decent recruiting). In my time at community college, I mainly worked as a math tutor and I also got a bookkeeper Internship at a small financial services company (mostly grunt work: answering phones, assembling tax returns, scheduling appointments, coffee etc.) I've been stressing recently over not having done something finance related in the last 2 years (to the point that I've even considered switching to computer science and staying at CC for some extra time) I want a career in IB or Management Consulting and I am FAR from that at the moment. Over the summer I was planning on doing the "Invest like the street analyst" program to learn about financial analysis and M&A/LBO modeling. Beggars can't be choosers so I'm willing to work for free at this point just for the sake of knowledge and experience. I have till the end of September b/c that's when UCLA will start. What do you guys suggest I should do or look into over these 4 months of summer break?