New user here. Recent college graduate from the University of Chicago, majored in Public Policy, (3.8 gpa). I've recently developed an interest in finance, particularly investment banking and private equity, but all of my internship and job experience has been in government--specifically with the U.S. State department, a Congressman's office, and the majority office of the Ways and Means Committee, a major U.S. congressional committee with jurisdiction over international trade, entitlement programs, the public debt, and other revenue and tax issues. I live in the Baltimore/DC area, and I was wondering if there was any advice on how to break in to one of these career areas?
Networking, of course, is crucial, and I understand that. I'm also developing my excel modeling skills, sharpening my understanding of financial accounting, andvaluation textbook recommended on WSO. Does anyone have any advice on breaking in to the industry for someone with my career history thus far? Are internships out of the question? Should I just continue on the public policy/government route until I can jump ship for business school? Any advice would be welcome!