I am a student from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, simply a non-target school, and I am working to break into banking. I know it is hard, and I know I am competing with students who have been preparing for their careers since early on in high school, but whenever I sit down and think about it, there is nothing I know of, that I would rather do than finance. The perspective financial knowledge grants an individual about the world is truly profound and is continually impressing me with its scope as I further my learning. So if anyone has advice that might help in the process of job searching, I would be very appreciative.
For some context, I am and have been applying all over the place for many months. Different roles and different firms. Attempting to network on LinkedIn to no avail.
I would eventually like to experience the hedge fund industry, and have reasonably research career paths. I believe I am doing what I should be, but am open to being told I am completely wrong.
Thank you for your time and consideration!