Pre-med to Investment Banking
I'm a non traditional here and to keep things brief, I was on the premed track but have taken a heavy interest and liking to the world of Finance, especially as it comes to investing and learning about the markets. I looked into Investment Banking though my knowledge is comparative to a child and I am eager to learn more about it. I worked my butt off for a Public health Science B.S. with a pre med track but always had tunnel vision when it came to medicine. After getting intoand continually losing steady interest in medicine, I know an MBA would be perfect for me.
I have almost zero work experience in anything business related, but I'm damn good at usingas I have used for some research jobs and projects. As such, I believe it's in my best interest to network heavily and look into a pre-MBA internship to develop both experience and skills I can use for finding careers in IB after my MBA. I am not fully set on IB and still like the prospect of becoming a Financial analyst but again, I lack advanced knowledge of those careers.
Question is, should I be going ahead to find a pre-MBA internship and getting work experience or should I focus on the MBA first? What should pre-MBA internships focus on? Or should simply securing one be my main focus? Most opportunities are clustered in NY and I don't mind stomaching the COL there if it means I can achieve my goals.
Thanks for your advice and please, I am very open to critics in my understanding of anything above!