I can't believe how helpful this site has been to me as a college freshman interested in one day entering the field of investment banking. Specifically, almost everything that I've read here or on other sites/books has said that it's particularly hard to break into abank when attending a non-target school such as UW-Madison.
As a freshman, I realize that it's a little early to be worrying about internship and future career opportunities after sophomore and junior years. For reference, I plan on double majoring in Finance and Risk Management/Insurance and had a 3.77 GPA first semester. I'm taking some pretty easy classes this spring semester since I've gotten all of my business school prerequisites out of the way and hopefully will receive a 4.0 GPA. Come spring semester next year, I plan on studying abroad at Tsinghua University in Beijing for a semester. I joined several of the business school's clubs in the fall with the goal of eventually running for a board position on them and am also fairly involved on campus in volunteering and other student orgs. The school also has an competitive investment banking club which I'll be looking to apply for come fall semester.
My dream and goal is to work for one of the big investment banks after graduation, specifically in the investment banking department as an analyst. I'm posting today because I want to know of any advice and things I should be doing in order to maximum my chances of one day landing that coveted analyst position. I've been told advice such as that I should look to transfer before my junior year to a target school instead of staying at Wisconsin. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!