I'm sure there are a lot of beginner threads, but I had some some specific questions.
I'm 21, and relatively new to the finance world; I think I want to pursue PE/VC in the long run, IB until I get there.
I'm currently in my first semester as an economics student at UC Berkeley (non-haas). I transferred from a CC last year. I also am planning to take CFA level 1 before graduating. At the moment I'm looking for SA internship positions. I'm primarily looking at BBs and EBs, and have started the application process. However, most of these banks are asking for my GPA at UCB, and I do not have a GPA at UCB because I am a transfer in my first semester.
What should I do about my GPA?
How hard is it to get a SA internship?
Would a double major or minor help? And if so, which ones?
Should I try for an MBA?
How hard is it to? (for someone in my position with my targets) and how hard is it to survive?
What are good IB alternatives?
Am I missing anything?