I just want to start off by saying to please excuse my ignorance, if any, in this post. I'm trying my hardest to learn the ropes. I currently am a junior transfer at DePaul University in Chicago.majoring in finance. As bad as this may sound my ultimate end goal is to make a lot of money. For me and for my family. I am more than willing to put the work for it. I also want to challenge myself and have a strong financial foundation. I've looked into investment banking as a great starting point, and it really interests me. I've read that you shouldn't go in it for just the money and that it's hard work. I know its going to consist of 90-120 hour work week, and I'm more than fucking ready to do so. It seem like very interesting work toy me. Most people from what I've seen only do IB for a few years and move on. That's what I hope to do.
My issue tho is that for Investment Banking or any prestigious job they only accept students from top tier schools or Ivy League. I wasn't the best student all my life, but I've improved and still plan on improving more. DePaul is B grade at best. So my questions are:
- What should I do to help my chances to get a job in IB out of school?
- Should I continue my finance degree at DePaul and continue to get my Masters at a prestigious school then try for IB?
- Would a Bachelors in Finance from DePaul be enough? Should i double major in something else? The last think I want is to end up selling insurance with my finance degree.
- Should I steer from IB as a whole? And pursue something else? This is the last thing I want to do, but if you guys see this as my only option, i might have to pursue something else.
- What steps should I be taking now to secure a good future for myself? (Ex. Get proficient at
Thank you in advance! , read this book, etc...)