What's the best way to enter the field of Investment Banking (besides the obvious networking)? I'm even willing to relocate anywhere in the US(NY/SF/Chicago/Los Angeles) My goal is to work at an investment bank. I've heard many have started out by working as an analyst or internship. With no degree (in my final year of undergrad) and little work experience in this field, what are my chances at landing the job? I've been told from people that work in Finance that I could "sell" my previous jobs though. Are there any things I can do from now till I get my degree that could boost my resume skills? I've been currently searching for jobs but since I'm in San Diego, the hot jobs aren't really located here. Does that mean sending some resumes to NYC companies and flying out there for two weeks for job interviews. What job titles should I be aiming for to start out? How about Trading Assistant for equities in a proprietary trading firm? or of course there's an option of going the analyst internship route at a MAJOR Ibank? Some tips that I have gotten from others are that I shouldn't even be aiming for investment banking right now since I have no degree yet/MBA etc and that I should aim lower- how low though?