Hello all! I will try to be concise as this is a very specific question for my own situation. I recently graduated with a B.A. in journalism and decided late that I want to work in business. Easy right? Nope! I have decided to pursue my MBA in Finance and would like to work in VC or IB. I want to get some work experience before my MBA for many reasons but primarily to build a solid foundation and to better my chances at a top b-school. My question is what types of jobs should I be gunning for and have a real shot at achieving now? Some details; I have a GPA I am not proud of, 2.8 overall 3.9 for my final two years (Something clicked and I decided to stop messing around), I am very comfortable with my writing ability, I can learn very fast and don't believe anything to be unachievable, I am quite confident in my work ethic (I have been working for a defense contractor in a completely unrelated field for less than four months and have been offered a highly coveted government position over colleagues who have been there 15 years). I am very green and open to any and all advice. I will answer any questions that would help. Thanks primates.