Hi. I am still in highschool and considering whether to try for the most coveted Wall Street positions. Since I will be put back $300k at ivies/t20 schools, while I can get full-rides at other universities, I am wondering if I even have the capability to get one of these jobs.
I used to have a speech problem and was and still am a little introverted. I have trouble articulating sentences on the spot (Does this get better with a ton of practice? Or is it mostly you have the skill or not?). Basically, none of these things are good for any jobs, but nowadays, you have to not only be the best academically but also with soft skills (people without finance majors get these jobs now).
Anyways, I was wondering what career paths I could consider where speaking does not have the most importance? I was thinking a junior trader or HF analyst could have much less speaking to do than IB and PE analysts. Is there anywhere in consulting, Trading and Sales, or Asset Management, etc. Equity Research seems like a good fit, but I guess that's judging from the name. What skills and education do you need for ER? Thanks.