I need help figuring out how to get into Investment Banking
I'm a high school Junior in California interested in pursuing Investment Banking for a future career but I don't know where or how to start preparing for this field. I have decent grades, certainly not the best but I plan on attending community college for my GED, then transferring to a UC. I'm aware that attending a non-target school will make my journey more difficult but I'm okay with that. My main concern though is that I won't break into investment banking and instead I'll fall short of my expectations and end up working a job I don't want to work. So a major question I have for all you experienced people is how I can better myself now while I'm still in school to then make it into investment banking in the future. Private Equity is what I'm really aiming for though, and if there's a different way I can get into PE than working as an investment banker for a couple years, I'm all ears. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this, I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.