GPA (7096): GPA HOLDINGS BHD - Overview I3investor

What are IBD, Corp Finance, and Asset management firms looking for when hiring for interns?

Obviously not work experience..
So I’m guessing it’s pretty much just getting the interviews primarily through networking?
As well as having a high GPA and Finance related extra curricular activities?
Would earning certificates related to financial modelling, trading Forex, joining finance clubs and learning about capital markets on the side help provide me with leverage relative to other candidates?
Thanks! Any advice or suggestions would also be greatly appreciated! :)
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Chance a hopeless gap year guy for NYUAD

Note: The mention of O levels and A levels throughout the post refers to the British patterned system of education. O levels is equivalent to the 9th and 10th grade and Alevels is equivalent to the 11th and 12th grade in the American High School System
Hi, I am a Pakistani guy currently on a gap year after doing A levels from one of the most prestigious schools in the country on a 100% scholarship. I did my O levels from a very less renowned school because of my financial condition but my grades allowed me admission into my A levels school. That is why most of my ECAS were done in the last 2 years. I am looking to apply to the following international universities with full scholarship/financial aid:
Majors Intended: Computer Science / Data Science / Artificial Intelligence
Universities: NYUAD (ED), Duke, Rice, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Case Western Reserve University, Washington and Lee, Colby, Skidmore, CMU Qatar, Georgetown Qatar, NTU, HKUST, HKU, CityU
Academics
Test Scores
Extra-Curriculars / Awards
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Chance Me: CS Major

Reposting because I didn't get input last time.
Demographics: Indian. Male. From ProspeFrisco Texas. Middle/Upper class area. I would say my high school is very competitive.
Intended Major(s): Computer Science
ACT/SAT/SAT II: SAT: Have not taken a real test. I have taken three practice test all resulted 1440+. Prepping for 1500+, but consider my score to be a flat 1400 for now.
UW GPA and Rank: UW: 3.981 Rank: 12/979
Coursework:
Freshmen Year:
- Honors French 1 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- HonoGT Geometry (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Honors Computer Science 1
- Honors Biology (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Human (Highest Level that year available to me ) (4)
- Honors English 1 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Outdoor Education (Required)
- Digital Art and Animation (Required)
Sophomore Year:
- Honors English 2 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Honors French 2 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Computer Science A (Highest Level that year available to me ) (5)
- AP Computer Science Principles (Highest Level that year available to me ) (4)
- AP World History (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Biology (Highest Level that year available to me ) (3) <-- Not sending this score
- Honors Chemistry (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Honors Algebra 2 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Academic Level Architecture (Highest Level that year available to me )
Junior Year:
- AP English 3 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Independent Studies in Video Games (AP Level but not AP) (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Honors UIL Math Prep
- Ap Physics 1 (Highest Level that year available to me ) (5)
- Academic Level US History
- AP Chemistry (Highest Level that year available to me ) (4)
- AP Environmental (Highest Level that year available to me ) (5)
- Honors Pre-Cal (Highest Level that year available to me )
Senior Year (will take upcoming year):
- Honors Computer Science 3 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Honors Computer Science 2 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP English 4 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Gov/Econ (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Physics C (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Calc BC (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Stats (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Still Deciding but not AP for sure.
Awards:
- Adobe Certified Associate - Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop CC2015
- Aloha Math Competition Certificate.
- UIL Math Competition Certificate.
- Multiple Student of the month award
Extracurriculars:
Essays/LORs:
Essays, I have not started.
Letter of Rec: I have three incoming from my teachers. English/CounseloComputer Science/ Math (waiting for response)
Schools:
- MIT,
- Brown University
- Caltech
- Carnegie Mellon
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Duke University
- Georgia Institute
- Hamilton
- Harvard University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Princeton University
- Purdue University
- Rice University
- Stanford
- UMich
- UT Austin
- UT Dallas
- Texas A&M
- UC Berkley
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What are my chances?

Demographics: Indian. Male. From ProspeFrisco Texas. Middle/Upper class area. I would say my high school is very competitive.
Intended Major(s): Computer Science
ACT/SAT/SAT II: SAT: Have not taken a real test. I have taken three practice test all resulted 1440+. Prepping for 1500+, but consider my score to be a flat 1400 for now.
UW GPA and Rank: UW: 3.981 Rank: 12/979
Coursework:
Freshmen Year:
- Honors French 1 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- HonoGT Geometry (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Honors Computer Science 1
- Honors Biology (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Human (Highest Level that year available to me ) (4)
- Honors English 1 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Outdoor Education (Required)
- Digital Art and Animation (Required)
Sophomore Year:
- Honors English 2 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Honors French 2 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Computer Science A (Highest Level that year available to me ) (5)
- AP Computer Science Principles (Highest Level that year available to me ) (4)
- AP World History (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Biology (Highest Level that year available to me ) (3) <-- Not sending this score
- Honors Chemistry (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Honors Algebra 2 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Academic Level Architecture (Highest Level that year available to me )
Junior Year:
- AP English 3 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Independent Studies in Video Games (AP Level but not AP) (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Honors UIL Math Prep
- Ap Physics 1 (Highest Level that year available to me ) (5)
- Academic Level US History
- AP Chemistry (Highest Level that year available to me ) (4)
- AP Environmental (Highest Level that year available to me ) (5)
- Honors Pre-Cal (Highest Level that year available to me )
Senior Year (will take upcoming year):
- Honors Computer Science 3 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Honors Computer Science 2 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP English 4 (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Gov/Econ (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Physics C (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Calc BC (Highest Level that year available to me )
- AP Stats (Highest Level that year available to me )
- Still Deciding but not AP for sure.

Awards:
- Adobe Certified Associate - Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop CC2015
- Aloha Math Competition Certificate.
- UIL Math Competition Certificate.
- Multiple Student of the month award
Extracurriculars:
Essays/LORs:
Essays, I have not started.
Letter of Rec: I have three incoming from my teachers. English/CounseloComputer Science/ Math (waiting for response)
Schools:
- MIT,
- Brown University
- Caltech
- Carnegie Mellon
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Duke University
- Georgia Institute
- Hamilton
- Harvard University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Princeton University
- Purdue University
- Rice University
- Stanford
- UMich
- UT Austin
- UT Dallas
- Texas A&M
- UC Berkley
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Almost ten years of failing at trading

Can someone help? Is this just me?
Seriously... I can't figure this out...I've learned harmonic trading, fibonacci, oscilators, PAT but nothing works...I've traded live stocks, forex, and futures...I graduated with an engineering degree without issues and with high gpa; so its not the math side....
I just can't figure out how the cycle continues for me:
  1. watch a youtube video, or read a stock market psychology book, or WHATEVER and get interested (all over again). Read/watch for months the methodology and live trading...
  2. Test with paper trading....
  3. Double my paper trading account with confidence and create a live account. 3a) (because it goes by that fast): loose it all or at least 75%
  4. Cry; rage quit when i actaully get to zero

THE FUCK
Edit: thanks so much for the responses. Am completely shocked. Ill add that the last ten years has been in swing trading but especially scalping.
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Chance me for Harvard/Wharton

Demographic:International
Grades:GPA 4.0(expected since I am taking A levels and exams scores are predicted)
Subjects
1.Economics
2.Mathematics
  1. Business
4.language
SAT:1570 Not giving SAT 2 due to corona-virus
Attended Military School
Brief EC list
1.Ted x Chapter Curator and Speaker(Founder Chapter)-Invited and Attended Tedx Conferences Internationally representing my country
2.Founded two very successful cryptocurrency companies(Not mentioning name to protect privacy)
  1. Trading in Financial markets(more than 40k dollar account value)
-mainly trade Forex on margin through interactive brokers
-Trade on Trader workstation software by Interactive brokers (also used by hedge funds)
-Also trade stocks(Highest gain was investing in Carnival Corp when it was brink of bankruptcy and Saudi Fund invested)
Average Returns of 14 percent on Stocks
-Chess National Champion U18-Natioanlly ranked 23 overall as of 2020
-Captain Basketball Team(Regional Champions Junior Level)
-Chess Club-Collaborated with national chess federation to organize events in regional events at School
-National Astronomy magazine writer
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Awards;
3 national level awards for Astronomy
Represented Country Internationally at Spacecraft design Competition
Won multiple Investing Competitions
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Chance an Asian CS/DS aspirant

Note: The mention of O levels and A levels throughout the post refers to the British patterned system of education. O levels is equivalent to the 9th and 10th grade and Alevels is equivalent to the 11th and 12th grade in the American High School System
Hi, I am a Pakistani guy currently on a gap year after doing A levels from one of the most prestigious schools in the country on a 100% scholarship. I did my O levels from a very less renowned school because of my financial condition but my grades allowed me admission into my A levels school. That is why most of my ECAS were done in the last 2 years. I am looking to apply to the following international universities with full scholarship/financial aid:
Majors Intended: Computer Science / Data Science / Artificial Intelligence
Universities: NYUAD (ED), Duke, Rice, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Case Western Reserve University, Washington and Lee, Colby, Skidmore, CMU Qatar, Georgetown Qatar, NTU, HKUST, HKU, CityU
Academics
Test Scores
Extra-Curriculars / Awards
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I just don’t know for real, like for the first time (well that I’ve even thought about it) life seems fairly simple and ‘good’ I guess? TLDR: just a rant about my life right now like a diary just writing shit it feels nice sometimes

To start off I’m 16 so nothing really matters right now etc. But I mean I just feel weird right now because for the first time ever I feel mostly satisfied with myself & life. It’s just so bizarre and honestly think I’m just writing this to put stuff into perspective/be able to analyze my life. Ya know it’s just easier to write and unload all of your shit on the Internet then actually talking to someone even if nobody reads it.
I feel like I’ve come to terms with myself recently and some stuff that used to bother me doesn’t really bother me anymore.
I moved out to my dads house for the summer (huge fight with my mom about it since I hadn’t lived with him in since they were together like 7 years or something) but she’s cool with it now and I’m gonna go back and live over there when school starts. It’s also kinda weird I see her more now that I’m not living with her and our interactions are much nicer. An stuffs just kinda weird, like sometimes it doesn’t feel real.
Now I know what I’m about to say is kinda fucked up, but I think my life’s really gotten genuinely better since I started doing drugs. Now I have one saying that I really live my life by and that’s “live in moderation”. Going in order— I’ve smoked pot a couple times (not for me basically tried it and said not for me).
Then after a while I really wanted to try acid because it’s like a soul searching/therapeutic drug. So I took that shortly after turning 16. The reason I took it is because I was really lonely, like I didn’t(well still don’t) have any real friends only acquaintances. I really have nobody that I can call that would say ‘I got you bro on my way’ or anyone that I could hit up and be just comfortable making plans with. So when I took it ‘alone’ I really reflected and came to terms with that. And body image for the most part. I was just so much more at peace after that and it was really good for me. After that I came up with the ‘4 month rule’ where I’d take it once every 4 months trying to be safe, healthy, & all. But after that trip life in general felt a lot easieless stressful. I kept up a 3.85 an up gpa (actually got to a 4.0 now).
Then being over at my dads I’d hang out back by a bon fire with one of my cousins (22) and we’d just talk. One night I decided hey I’ll try drinking so I got drunk that was nice, but I really don’t feel the need to do that so I haven’t since.
Then came about 2 weeks ago when I was due for my second trip and so I did that with 2 of my cousins 22 and 21 it was honestly what I needed. I came to the idea that I just need to make a plan and stick to it because for a while I just didn’t really know what I was doing. So I made the plan I wanna get out of my lower middle class bracket, just up to upper middle class, so I’m gonna think a plan to work and make that happen. I came up with to start I’m gonna make as much money as possible and learn how to to Forex trading. An so far I am sticking to that plan and am just making money so that I’ll have enough to start an account. Everything seems to be going well though.
I’d also like to try dmt. I’ve ordered seeds for plant that produces it so I can make it since no one in my area sells.
Also not saying everything is perfect I do feel a fair bit behind socially. Like I said earlier I don’t feel like I have any real friends tbh just acquaintances. Also it’s pretty embarrassing that I’ve never had a real gf or even first kiss (unless you count being 5 or 6 y/o which I don’t). Whereas a lot of people I know have already lost their virginities etc.
But I mean the basically no friends thing and virginity thing doesn’t really bother me like it used to. Now I just figure I haven’t found my ‘group’ yet. An on the virginity thing I’ve been told by my cousin 22 when we’d talk by a bon fire “just find a bitch and loose it, it doesn’t matter. When you think about it you’ve already lost it to your hand.” That’s basically verbatim what he’s said about it. But in my reality I don’t see it that way I have really bad anxiety about relationships an so what I wanna do is actually find someone I’m into and be with them for 6 months so I know they’re with me before ye know. I feel like that shit should mean something and not be just be an act or whatever one night stand type stuff. That isn’t really a big deal right now though I just wanted to say that.
Finally I guess the last thing is that I’d really like to tell my mom about my drug use. I know she did a lot of stuff in college- I know she was a major pot head and had done stuff like acid before, but she would probably loose her mind an think I’m throwing my life away if she knew. Even though I’m being as safe as possible, only taking it once every 4 months and maybe drinking if I’d ever got invited to a party or something. My dad knows I do acid, but I don’t care his opinion doesn’t matter he’s a 49 y/o pot head who hasn’t paid taxes in over a decade, but can still make $35 an hour since he’s really good at everything to do with building houses, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, you name it he can probably do it. I wish I could talk to my mom and just be honest with her though.
Some other shit I forgot to mention that my cousin taught me was if it doesn’t make you happy then why do it, why bother? Which was very eye opening for me and taught me don’t do shit if it doesn’t make you happy in some way.
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Failed Advanced Financial (CAN)

1st midterm - non profit confused me. 2nd midterm - consolidation killed me. Final - forex bent me over. Starting to have 2nd thoughts about this whole accounting thing.
Final grade for financial accounting was 57-58%. I want to blame COVID for this last month but really it was because my motivation disappeared. I’m just worried that accounting might not be my future because my accounting grades really aren’t that great. The only thing keeping my GPA up is my core business management courses. My accounting grades are barely average ( around 70%) until now.
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Breaking into Corporate Treasury

Hi! I’m an Economics major at a semi-target, with hopes to end up in a corporate treasury position assessing forex risk and using hedging strategies to mitigate it. For medical reasons from my first two years my GPA is quite bad so getting into IB is completely off the table. Other than starting there (the standard advice) where would you aim to get internships and first/second jobs to prep for a career in that area? Is there typically a clear route within Treasury departments that I just need to get to the bottom rung for? Any information is greatly appreciated! :)
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12 years of "repairing" myself + mental re-calibration on what's important to me.

Hi!
I've read some posts here and felt like this could be a good place to maybe get a helpful perspective.
I am 32 years old and all choices that I have made so far in my life were driven by insecurity, anxiety and need as well as longing for approval. My biggest weaknesses are consistency and the ability to get massively excited, that plummets almost as fast as it rises.
I am an ENFP (look up "MBTI") and during my entire time in high school my main interests were making people happy and wanting to be liked. I am not clumsy, but I acted like I was to give my classmates a reason to laugh. I wanted to see them smile, even if I had to pay for it. I excelled in Sports and English and I had no love left for math - my primary school math-teacher ridiculed me in front of the class when I barely 8 and in the past I sometimes wondered whether that messed with me somehow. I cared little about grades, as my main focus was a) having fun and b) good relationships. I was very lazy and I hardly ever did any pre- or post-prep. I was indeed liked by most students as they were always happy to see me and I was invited to most birthday parties etc. and I was also bullied by those classmates who were less popular as they gave comments like "look, the education-gap is coming" and quite a number of other events. All those comments stung and some girls told me to defend myself, because they noticed those harsh comments. I never defended myself, because a) I was afraid b) I didn't know how, because I was conflict-averse by nature.
I was 18. I knew about my bad grades and I was massively embarrassed because of that, but I still didn't focus on studying but having good relationships. I compensated by working out and I noticed a massively growing interest on how the body works. Anatomy, physiology were my thing. Over time still during High School girls would start notice a change in my physique and guys sometimes stared at my arms. I was far away from a bodybuilder, but I was more muscular.
Towards the end of High School some classmates would ask me "so do you want to become a fitness trainer? *snarky chuckle*". In that very moment this option died for me, because according to those classmates a fitness coach was nothing one could be proud of. I was like a leave in the wind - dependent on the thoughts, comments and judgements of others. I neither knew how to make decisions for myself now how to be responsible for myself.
I graduated from High School with two things: 1. with barely any preparation at all and 2. without a slightest amount of self-esteem
I've always had a deep and loving relationship with my parents, but I never shared any of the events that happened at school. I was a master of ignoring acting like everything was fine. (Where those character traits come from is another topic of course, but I want to be as objective as possible here.)
At 20 years all I knew was that I had to study... like all of my classmates. I decided to study sports science and I trained for a month, 6 days a week, several hours a day. I went to the local pharmacy and asked for legal drugs to help my body recover faster. I qualified for studying sports, but my GPA was too low to get accepted in the same year. I decided to pick a different subject, because not starting a study in the same year was not an option - to much peer pressure in my head. I picked a major that completely antagonized my character - it was the only option I found. I had to move far away from my parents and while it was frightening in the beginning, I started to enjoy it after a few weeks. I quickly noticed that my major was nothing for me, but I liked to live on my own terms so I neither quit nor did I tell my parents that this major was a bad choice. I lived in the moment until my circumstances at college forced me to quit.
I was 23. I felt bad for quitting, although I knew this major was a torture for me. I didn't want to go back to my parents and at the same time I felt like I had to make up for the lost time by picking a major that would let me shine in a supposedly good light. I wanted to redeem myself. Again... I didn't think about what would be good for me, but I looked at myself through the eyes of other people. Sport Science popped back into my head. In my head Sport Science wouldn't give me the credit I felt like I needed to redeem myself from my High School-failure. I decided to go for Sports Medicine, but I had to wait a few years to get accepted into the program. I was hellbent on following that road, so I successfully became a registered nurse in the meantime.
I was 27. I wasn't accepted into the medical program and I still had to wait. I was running low on finances and I detested the work as a nurse. Not the work itself was the problem, but its societal reputation. It didn't give me the alleged prestige I needed to regain my self-esteem which I was still longing for. I decided to try a completely different industry. I started working for a service provider that produced blueprints.
I was 29. I still wasn't accepted into the medical program and I decided that it was enough. I had waited 5 years, received nurse training in the meantime. I moved back to my parents and almost decided to do Sport Science, but I didn't. Also during those years I met a number of software engineers who told me about their work and how many job offers they receive on a regular basis. That tempted me. So I decided to study informatics. Futuristic stuff had always fascinated me and I thought virtual reality is cool. I watched and read a lot of material on software engineering and I prepped myself with tons of speeches the one from Steve Jobs that said "programming teaches you how to think...".
During the first year I noticed that I didn't enjoy it. Learning programming was tough! It still was fascinating to me though and I buckled down. I passed, but I still didn't get hooked. Programming made me feel smart, because of all the seemingly cryptic languages. I felt like this could be something to make up for my failure and dump reputation at High School. Sometimes I would meet people who said "he is an IT guy" and it made me shudder. In my head I said "I'm no IT guy, I'm a Sport Scientist.", but I didn't say it out loud.
I was 30. I continued with my study, because I didn't want to quit again and I started feeling depressed. I didn't want to get up in the morning. I didn't want to smile. I didn't want to meet people, which was completely contrary to my nature. When friends asked me how study was going and how I felt I said "Oh well, I'm good. Study is going alright." while thinking at the same time "don't ask me about my study.".
Only very few people in my life are able to see through my cloak - my always smiling persona. As a little kid a teacher would ask my Mum how it was possible that I was always happy. I actually was happy, because I was backed by my parent's unconditional love. I am and always will be utmost thankful for that, way beyond words can express. Being more true to myself, my emotions and letting more people in is something I've been learning continuously.
I was 31 and whilst I kept studying and feeling down, I started reading, watching and listening to anything that had to do with motivation, life-purpose and entrepreneurship to push myself out of the depressed feeling. I wanted to stimulate myself so I read Elon Musk's, Steve Job's, Jack Ma's and Richard Branson's biographies. I also started reading about stock trading, forex trading and online advertisement. I dove into those topics, because (a) of interest (b) to distract myself (c) to regain my happiness, which is basically (b) as well and lastly d) to find out what else was out there.
On a positive note... by feeling depressed, I encountered a whole new world in terms of business and entrepreneurship. Thanks to all that self-imposed input, I learned a lot about myself and that academia is not the only way to financial opportunities. Side-note: I grew up with the notion that a college degree is inevitable.
...it's crazy how my High School memories still knock on my door and I have to be vigilant to not get caught up in them.
If you read until here I salute you.
My feelings of depression come and go. I am still studying and working part time. I have lost a considerable amount of hair, because of stress and worries. I sometimes feel like I have aged fast-forward because of that. I still live with my parents. I can't imagine working in the IT industry longterm and I can't help but thinking about Sports Science. Since I've been diving into the world of entrepreneurship I am also keeping a list of projects that I'd love to put into practice. I keep conceptualizing and some ideas seem to be good enough to me to turn them into an mvp. Recently I found a college that allows me to do a 1 year bachelor in Sport Science, because it takes into account my precious education in nursing. A whole lot of scattered thoughts and ideas.
My current study will still take me about 1,5 years and I've been thinking about quitting to turn towards the subject that I've been wanting to do since I was 20. In order to sustain financially I considered going through a coding boot camp (despite what I said a few lines before) so that I can work as a developer while studying part time. If the 1 year Bachelor pans out, I'll be done when I'm 35-ish. I could even imagine doing a PhD some day, because anything sport-related gets me hooked. I want to be a sports coach to other people and I want to raise awareness concerning physiological health. It hurts my brain when I think about the fact that it took me over a decade to accept my innate interest as worthy and valuable and to grow over that remark by my classmate over 12 years ago. It's almost ludicrous to think that such comments can cause emotional trauma that in turn can have such long-lasting influence on decisions.
On the other hand I feel like I had to go through all those feelings of depression to deal more with myself and to become aware of my characteristics and personality traits. Today I know how important conflict is, how benefitial arguments can be, how important emotions are and that it's equally important to not ignore emotions but to go through them and to face them. Honestly... if I didn't know that my parents loved me as much as they do, I'm not sure how far I would've made it.

If you have advice or thoughts concerning turning my fragmented thoughts into a viable roadmap, please feel free. I'm not hoping for a specific answer. I want to let people grant a look inside my head and listen to their general advice.
Thx again for reading.
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Seeking Perspective - Steps to take for career switch from successful software Sales Engineer to Portfolio Management career track?

Hi, everyone. I've read many posts related to this question recently and decided to start my own thread to see if anyone can give a bit of personalized perspective for my situation. I'm considering a switch into finance with the long-term goal of achieving a Portfolio Manager position (at a quant or quantamental fund), and I would like to know what steps to take or if this is even possible (e.g. MBA/MS Finance/MS Financial Engineering, ==> Analyst position, ???)
Too long - won't read
Personal background
Job history
Where I need to learn
Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to answer. After listening to countless episodes of podcast interviews like "Invest Like the Best" and others, and hearing all the traits of successful Portfolio Managers and Investing Firms, I'm starting to get that lingering feeling that this is where I would be most engaged and successful in my career. Investing is the only subject in my life that I can read about and experiment with for 12 hours in a day and still crave more when I wake up again. Whether it's opinion pieces or published studies, I just find it endlessly fascinating.
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Can I get into Stanford without any hooks?

Rising senior. Unsure what to major in, and therefore don't really have much of a hook or spike in terms of ECs and all that. I do have some 'impressive' ECs according to people I know, but I'm not sure whether they 1) stack up against other top applicants or 2) tell any sort of coherent story. My dream school is Stanford, and of course it's a crapshoot for literally everyone, but I want to know if I have any chance at all.

Background:

State: Missouri

Race: Indian

Gender: Male

Income: About 130K after taxes

Stats:

GPA: 4.0 weighted, 4.3 weighted

ACT: 35

SAT (subject tests): 1550 (800 in US History, 750 in Math ll)

ECs:


As you can see, I have no clear idea of goal of what I want to do with my life, since I enjoy everything from entrepreneurship to history. Do I have any chance, or is my application too scattered?
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Prop Trading

Directed here from Forex
I’m in the process of applying for internships at prop firms and have received invitations to online and first round interviews. I'm relatively new to the trading world and given the nature of the industry, there’s very little information online.
My question is: what makes a top tier firm better than a mid tier firm?
Hypothetically, let’s use Belvedere (mid) and Jump (top) as our two examples. Other than an increase in the base salary with Jump, isn’t the compensation structure still the same? Won’t you be receiving the same bonus amount if your performance is the same at both locations? Do traders at "better" firms trade with more capital? I’m aware that the level of mentors/coaches is higher at Jump but there are very skilled traders at Belvedere as well. What other factors make Jump such a prestigious prop shop?
Hope my question(s) makes sense. I can clarify further if needed. Any and all help would be appreciated.
Edit: Also, because everyone likes a little insight into the poster’s history, I go to a top target school in the Midwest pursuing a business major. GPA is ehhh but my school has a strong enough alumni connection to get me past the resume screening process. Jump is unattainable but its prestigious status interests me immensely.
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Recent college grad needing advice for a possible future career in finance.

So I recently graduated from my undergrad (less than two weeks) and have been applying to job and have gotten rejected from three so far (2 of which were kinda half court hope shots). Everyone that I know with a finance related job has told me not to worry and the first job is always the hardest but obviously I’m still getting worried.
So my college was a small liberal arts college in the upper mid-west (Concordia College-Moorhead). I graduated with a dual major BA in Finance and Chinese language and literature. Also my GPA was 3.6. I really enjoyed a class in college called International Financial Management (dealt with forex, hedging for currencies, interest rates from county to country, account receivable/payable between countries, you guys get the idea). Also, my class solely on hedging I enjoyed.
Unfortunately I didn’t get any kind of finance internship, hindsight is 20/20 on that one. I worked at a local distribution company as a warehouse manager then an assistant project manager the last 4 years.
I was wondering if anyone had any sort of advice on what I should, what sort of jobs I may enjoy or anything really.
PS: my fiancé doesn’t want to move out of our home town. I am willing to relocate but not preferred.
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How is Good Academic Records Important?

How I flipped around the conventional model to recover from my school past failures…
Imagine my story as if it was you and what you would have done…

When I was at school, specially from 11 years old to 18, I always hated doing homework. I was very alert and conscious that I am probably living the best years of my life and I didn’t want to pass my time, precious young time, to fulfil my homework duty. Yes! Because I have seen it more like a job not being paid and always told to myself, if it was for me, I would do it, but it is more a society thing, for the parents, the teacher or other people that I didn’t care of. What I wanted to do was only enjoying my young life moments.

The result of that was terrible as I had very bad scores and was almost always close to do a second year. I managed (And I still don’t understand how?!) to get my middle school certification and succeed at the exam. Maybe because I had some interests in science. This strategy had definitely found its limits there since it didn’t work in high school where I followed the scientific path but failed twice (two years in a row) on exit exams.
Why?
· The right mindset wasn’t there.
· The cons of freedom (LoL) gave me the opportunity to do what I wanted
· No real structure at school to face or identify those issues and address them appropriately.

Then went to the army for a year and decided thereafter to go in the job market. My strategy was just to find a job, then evolve in the company. But it wasn’t that easy. I followed an internal training at Disney to become a leader. I gathered most of my experience there, and it is still serving me now. It is one of the best schools of management I ever been to. I would definitely suggest you to start there. The issue was the income, I was performing so well that I was earning the same as my supervisor and wouldn’t get any pay rise in the next 5 years.
Lesson:
· If there is no scope for the next 5 years for you, just move on! X, Z, Millennial … It doesn’t matter, that how it goes today, people don’t want to be hire and stay at the same position until retirement. People evolve or have self-promotions by getting a new job with higher responsibility.

I then decided to sell apartments. It was my first experience has a business director, I was 25 years old and after I one year I wind up the company I have created. It was so tough, so dirty market, the competition was using colluding technics to keep their monopole, this with the sectors notary practices. Anyway…
Lesson:
· Save, save, save money before starting any business because licenses, taxes, insurances, transport, coffees with clients…etc… starts to be a lot when you are not making sales. And, it is not easy to make a sale.
· Get a mentor, learn as much as you can, do some internship and ask a lot of questions to prepare your plan for the future company that you want to create.
· Know your gapes and train yourself or with a professional help to tackle your.
Let me explain why the title is about “Good Academic Records”

I was so bad at languages, I learned Spanish and English for 7 or 8 years. But if you have red the beginning you will understand that I wasn’t also good at it because of my attitude towards school.
I decided to go the Netherland where I found a job opportunity in Amsterdam. After 6 months, I was able to market, write reports, do some accounts payables and support, All in English!

I then went in Spain, one week in Cordoba and another in Barcelona, I stayed with Spanish families who brought my Spanish level to the perfect fluency (some extra trips at Lloret del Mar also. But it’s been a while I didn’t use Spanish; I might need 1 or 2 weeks to regain my level).


Lastly but not the least, I went for a year in Japan and learned Japanese as well, working in English, socialising in Japanese after work. I was working in the Forex market and then I worked for Abercrombie&Fitch helping them to open their first ever store in Japan (Tokyo, Ginza Store).

Then everything changes and started to become interesting…
A friend of mine told me a story about his uncle who wasn’t very good at school and everyone was laughing at him. He arrived to the age of around 35 years old and didn’t say anything to no one and starts studying. He surprised his all family after 7 or 8 years when they knew that he became a doctor. Now he is making more money than anyone else. This story, I didn’t believe it and tested my friend several times in different moment of life and different time. I understood that it is true. I kept it on my mind.
We were unemployed on that time and struggling:
My friend: I have an uncle he is a doctor in the South of France.
Me: Oh! Cool, but why are you talking about him now?
My friend: He’s been a very bad student and stayed unemployed for a while.
Me: Hahahaha, ok! you telling me that because of our situation. Hahahaha
My friend: Everyone was making fun of him, but in his back and he could guess it.
Me: I hate people talking in the back of others.
My friend: But you know what? One day he decided to go to the medicine faculty and secretly started studying. (in France you can study for free or almost).
Me: I can guess what you are going to say, but I don’t believe you hahaha
My friend: NOOoo! I swear! listen! After 8 years struggling, he became a doctor in his mid-40s and now he is super rich. And he is proud and humble.
Me: Popopopo! What a story! It is impossible!
My friend: No, it is possible, I witnessed it. It proves that we can make it…

The power is on your hands story! Game changing for me…
Big meeting with myself to reorganize everything! Same as in the picture below!..or almost (LoL)

In 2013, at 31, I didn’t tell anyone around me and decided to jump into a plane, booked my hotel while flying and went one year in Australia and have seen how the environment was. I never felt like this before. It was just the perfect environment for me to restart everything.
In 2014, I started a Diploma of Management learned many things, but more than everything, it was my first return to the model I hated when I was kid, but this time, it was for myself and to validate all the things I have learned in my working journey around the globe. One year after, in 2015, I graduated with high distinctions.
In 2016, I decide to keep going, I started a Bachelor of Business Accounting. It was even more exiting for me and a big challenge. I managed to finish it in 2 years and half, in 2018. I was first in my promo and had a GPA of 4.6, got the Academic Excellence Award.
Now in 2019, I have created my own business and I am learning, learning and learning! More and more! Always! I learn by doing. It is a test to see how good I will be this time in my business venture compare to the time when I failed in my real estate adventure for example.
Good Academic Records! That was the title! The lesson is to not just give up because we all have different journey in this life. Good academic records are not crucial but can build confidence!
· It is more delicious to enjoy your achievement when it is for the pleasure of learning.
· Good Academic Records didn’t help my friends in general to get a better job but having a good network, Yes!
· If you want to become a doctor you better study while you are still young because the story of my friend’s uncle is super pretty rare and it is time consuming study.
· Nowadays, more and more companies are focusing on work experience rather than academic achievements. The sector of IT is the best example of it.
· Sometimes you don’t achieve anything but some people around you do. Talk about them around you, you might influence the life decisions of your friends in a good way giving them hope and pushing them to do differently and be inspired by your story.
Today I am trying something new that I always wanted to do, open my own store, I don’t think that it requires good academic records to do so as numerous examples proved that timing in life is more important than anything. I just studied at the right moment and had the chance to experience a lot.
What about you? What was your path? Are you also wanting to get out of the conventional road and take risks?
(I asked the question not in Reddit but didn't get anwer yet)
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What advice do you guys have for a 3rd year non-finance student

Hey guys,

So, at the beginning of this summer, I made the decision to switch my career path and go into finance. I've always been interested in finance, it's just something I didn't pursue (long story as to why).

Anyways, now I'm a 3rd year university student in a psychology major (BSc). I can slide in a finance minor, but I've read finance degrees aren't super useful. I'm just doing the minor to get some pre-req knowledge. I go to a non-target university but it is still in the top 5 in the country (they're just known for things other than business). I also have a good GPA and am a relatively involved kid. Right now I'm trying to get more involved with the finance clubs on campus.

My question is, what should I be doing right now to increase my chances of starting a career and succeeding in finance? I know most people say to get an internship ASAP. And while I'm working on it, what I've realized is that I don't even have the basic pre-req knowledge to even know what the hell those positions would do. I'm literally taking first-year accounting right now lol. The summer investment analyst positions at the biggest banks in the country are open, but again I have virtually no knowledge about finance (aside from things I have learned out of interest like stocks and forex). I'm thinking about applying to a boutique bank for this summer and hopefully getting started somewhere small. If not, I might just try and get a position at the finance department within my university. I already work for the university, so it'll be a bit easier to get.

I'm more interested in buy-side than sell-side, although I've heard that sell-side is easier to get into after undergrad. I like buy-side because I've read and heard that it's more about technical intellect, whereas sell-side is more along the lines of how well can you sell something, talk to people etc. As of now, I'm thinking of writing my CFA I next year, because it seems to be the best certification for my career goals.

There's a lot I need to do. Such as:

Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you so much
BTW I'm in Canada

EDIT: I think my statement of "finance degree is useless" was misinterpreted. I should've been clearer. What I meant was you dont need a degree in finance to get into it. A lot of people from different backgrounds get in. What's more important is who you know, and certain certification. This is what I've heard from others, I may be completely wrong. Switching to commerce right now will add 2-3 years onto my degree (practically doing another bachelors).

Also, I'm not super stuck on being in Canada. I'm more than willing to move because I know Canada is a small and competitive market. That's why I'm considering the CFA, because it's globally recognized.
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Acceptance or thicc rejection

Univeristy of Miami, Babson, NYU Stern

I am an International Student applying for CSS(Financial Aid) I have moved from 4 times attending international high schools in both Greece and Chile. I am Greek/Venezuelan and I speak English, Greek, and Spanish fluently.
.Curriculum: IB Diploma Student- Course-load: Mathematics SL, ESS SL, Economics SL, English A: Language and Literature HL, Spanish b: Language and Literature HL, Business Management HL, TOK, and CAS.
I have a 40/45 Predicted (6,7,7 HLs)
GPA-
3.93/5.3- Weighted (All As and Bs in high school mostly Bs)
SAT- 1430
Major- Business Management/Entrepreneurship
Extracurriculars:
-My extracurriculars are not anything too great I have played varsity level basketball and volleyball all 4 years of high school.
-I did 2 internships in a forex company and one in a construction company seeing how the management works.
- I have done a lot of volunteering like House of Hope were I built s house for orphans. Or Koinons where the organization and I fed the homeless people and raised money for them. (Much more volunteering similar to these)
Essays- My common app essay is pretty strong as I worked on it for a while, the supplements not so much as they were more of a last minute thing.
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NYU, Babson, U miami

I am an International Student applying for CSS(Financial Aid) I have moved from 4 times attending international high schools in both Greece and Chile. I am Greek/Venezuelan and I speak English, Greek, and Spanish fluently.
.Curriculum: IB Diploma Student- Course-load: Mathematics SL, ESS SL, Economics SL, English A: Language and Literature HL, Spanish b: Language and Literature HL, Business Management HL, TOK, and CAS.
I have a 40/45 Predicted (6,7,7 HLs)
GPA-
3.93/5.3- Weighted (All As and Bs in high school mostly Bs)
SAT- 1430
Major- Business Management/Entrepreneurship
Extracurriculars:
-My extracurriculars are not anything too great I have played varsity level basketball and volleyball all 4 years of high school.
-I did 2 internships in a forex company and one in a construction company seeing how the management works.
- I have done a lot of volunteering like House of Hope were I built s house for orphans. Or Koinons where the organization and I fed the homeless people and raised money for them. (Much more volunteering similar to these)
Essays- My common app essay is pretty strong as I worked on it for a while, the supplements not so much as they were more of a last minute thing.
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Chance for U Miami, NYU, Babson.

I am an International Student applying for CSS(Financial Aid) I have moved from 4 times attending international high schools in both Greece and Chile. I am Greek/Venezuelan and I speak English, Greek, and Spanish fluently.


.Curriculum: IB Diploma Student- Course-load: Mathematics SL, ESS SL, Economics SL, English A: Language and Literature HL, Spanish b: Language and Literature HL, Business Management HL, TOK, and CAS.

I have a 40/45 Predicted (6,7,7 HLs)

GPA-
3.93/5.3- Weighted (All As and Bs in high school mostly Bs)
SAT- 1430

Major- Business Management/Entrepreneurship

Extracurriculars:

-My extracurriculars are not anything too great I have played varsity level basketball and volleyball all 4 years of high school.
-I did 2 internships in a forex company and one in a construction company seeing how the management works.

- I have done a lot of volunteering like House of Hope were I built s house for orphans. Or Koinons where the organization and I fed the homeless people and raised money for them. (Much more volunteering similar to these)

Essays- My common app essay is pretty strong as I worked on it for a while, the supplements not so much as they were more of a last minute thing.




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Which business schools! (International applicant)

Hi guys! Just a short rundown, I'm an international student extremely interested in applying for an undergraduate Finance major (Econs OR Maths if the school doesn't have Finance) but, I am not too sure which schools are worth applying when looking from an international student perspective My top choice schools are NYU Stern (which I am thinking of ED-ing but I'm still conflicted about this), UPenn, Columbia, UMich Ross and USC Marshall. My stats are somewhat okay for an international student (where I am from, people are applying with scores that are insanely ridiculous)
Stats: I took the A-Levels so my results were AAB for my HL/H2 subjects and As for both my SL subjects (to my knowledge, US schools don't look at SLs/H1s) -- If converted to a score/GPA based system it'll be 87.5/90 points No Class Ranking, No Weighted GPAs, Public/Local School 34 ACT 800 Math II, 780 Chemistry
ECs Some ECs that I've participated in would be a 3-year research attachment with a business professor in my local uni (actually helped him with research and publishing a book chapter about ICT firms in my country), a 3-month internship at a BB Bank as a junior analyst, and a mini brokerage fund that me and two of my friends started up which have been maintained for 2+ years (heavily involved in the forex and stock market -- generating somewhat of a significant revenue, my role in this firm is a fundamental analyst)
Anyways, if I do not need financial aid, which schools should I target for and what are my chances sorta (I tried the chanceme thread but its kinda dead over there haha :P)
Thanks a lot guys!
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Question career path Post Bachelor Job - Investment Analyst

Hello everyone,
I need some help and have some questions for some of you who are experienced working in a Mutual fund, or Hedge fund. I want to work in San Francisco, I live about 2 hours away.
Just some general background info on me:
I am a double major, I majored in accounting first, than got a second Degree in Finance. My GPA really lagged due to working 40 hours a week. I have 1 semester left after the current semester in school, but I no longer work and havent worked since 1/10/15.
2.65 Current GPA, and I have 10 Classes left, I think I will graduate with a 2.8.
I have been into the Stock Market since I was 19, I am now 23, so I have 4 years of trading/research knowledge. I have succesfully made money on forex trading(Bitcoins, GBPUSD, USDJPY) As well as SCTY, TWTR, and FB and few others. went from about 10K to about 45K.
I am very smart when it comes to the market. I read ALOT, because I understand reading is knowledge. Also I have day trading expierence Using Level 2 access.
I also am pretty good with excel when it comes to the formulas for yields, bonds, bills, vlookup ect. I also am very good in Accounting as I got my first degree in it. I can read and comprehend Fincial Statements. I know All journal entries including advanced accounting entries like vested stock, consolidation, loss tax Carry forwards etc.
Anyways, So my GPA lagged because I worked at Wells Fargo as a teller and banker for a little less than 3 Years, worked 40 hrs a week. My first year after transfering to my university, I got 3 ds, and 6 Cs. And yeah I know I regret it.
My last 5 classes I got an A B B B C, and This semester I expect A A B B B Dont know if this matters, but I am really trying, I am way smarter than my GPA states, at age 21 I didnt manage my time well, I put all my effort in Wells Fargo rsther than school and that was a mistake. I had great sales expierence from WF.
I want to get a job as a research analyst with a Fund. I will be taking the level 1 CFA Exam next year. Will this put me on a career path of running my own fund in the future? Also was thinking of doing my MBA when I turn 30, so Ill have about 6 years of Work Exp.
A few questions:
Does working at Wells Fargo help me get a job at a Fund? The reason I ask is because I have not worked for over a year.
Will passing the lvl 1 CFA help me get into a fund?
I know they will look at me as a student, I dont want to get denied because of my GPA.
if you could answer just these few questions I would Really appreciate it!
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