How Will These Internships Help?
*disclaimer* Everything in this post is based on best case scenarios and I do not want it to seem like I think any of my goals are easy or wont require mountains of work.
I have just finished my freshman year at East Carolina University where I plan to earn my BS in Economics and a minor in Math. I have two goals I am working toward as stepping stones to my ideal career (Hedge Fund Management). Please consider the following putting GPA and Extra Curriculars aside
1. Internship at Tudor Investments
2. Employment at Tudor or PhD in Economics from Columbia University after undergrad
Last summer I had an internship that turned into a job at a mid sized hedge fund where I made different financial models. This summer I am on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in an options brokerage booth.
The ultimate goal is to become a great stock trader, this is why have tried to keep my internships focused on a narrow point. However, getting a job at a top hedge fund straight out of undergrad is nearly impossible even if I do intern there. Will this focus on investment and lack of focus on Economics hurt me if I end up in a position to apply to Columbia for a PhD?