URM status and breaking into IBD from a non-target
I'm a high school senior wondering about careers in finance, specifically trading (although this is an extremely uninformed decision) and which college to attend next year. I am half mexican so I have been checking that box on my college apps.
I have been accepted into both Northwestern and University of Wisconsin. I think I would be happier at Wisconsin and its 20k less per year, but I'm afraid choosing Wisc over NU will disadvantage me significantly in getting internships and jobs. I'm wondering if my URM status will be able to offset coming from a non-target if I maintain a high (3.8+) gpa.
Also, do I actually have to demonstrate how my heritage has made me more diverse in interviews and such, or does simply checking a box give me these benefits? Because the truth is, I'm probably whitest mexican person I know and I come from an upper middle class family.