I just wanted to ask if my chances of making it intoas an Asian international student were okay or not.
It's my first post and I hope this is not a dumb post as I didn't see many posts relating to what I am asking now.
To provide some background about myself, I am an international student from Asia. I went to a private boarding school on the East Coast for high school and have made my way into USC's Marshall school.
I finished up my freshman year and took a leave of absence for two years due to my mandatory military service. I have served in the Army branch within my country's military and have done some... interesting stuff.
I was stationed at the forefront of action, then got moved into being a drill instructor, and during my last few months got some experience doing HR stuff within the military. I was discharged as a sergeant and I am making my way back to USC this fall.
I had no knowledge about the finance sector at all until I came to USC where I decided to transfer over to Marshall. My prior major didn't have much of a future in my opinion and business seemed to have a lot of opportunities for me.
I have done two internships so far; one for a brokerage firm in Hong Kong and one for a big 4 accounting firm's M&A stuff before my sophomore year in college.
I have read up a lot on about the finance sector and got really interested in IBD. I know a lot of top-tier college students are also pursuing for a career in finance/IBD/banks but I wanted to know with all the information that I have provided what my chances were in getting into IBD.
I realize that USC(Marshall) does not have that big of a presence on the East Coast(NYC) but is there a decent chance? I am unaware of that many Asian internationals making into Wall Street and IBD. When I say Asian internationals, I am not talking about Asian Americans due to thesponsorship problem.
Any food for thought and advice?
Sorry for the long post.
Have a good day and thank you for reading this far.