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Looking for some feedback on career related questions. I think I have myself figured out quite well and I know most of this board (90% is trash), but that 10% can be pretty critical and logical and I appreciate that.
So here is my story, I went to a third tier university in Canada. I had descent highschool marks (high 80s low 90s), but didn't really know the importance of school. My marks really sank (below a 3.0 GPA) when my father died around 2/3rd year, as I had to help out the family business, and decided to still stay in school.
Fast forward to now, I am a 4th year. In my 2nd year I was able to get an internship at a boutique PE firm part time. In my 3rd year I was able to get into a summer internship at a Credit Rating agency and there is a strong chance I will be getting a Buy-side internship in the summer at TD. I am writing CFA L1 in June and I am going to graduate likely in Fall/Winter 2016/2017. I've also done many competitions and started our own finance group where we've done company pitches every term. This year I have been getting As/Bs while balancing my life and looking to finish very strong so I have a story of improvement as a pitch. (Whether its for jobs or Grad school)
I also manage a $500k portfolio for some friends/ex-bosses that I worked for in my highschool years and have a blog where I post my ideas, stock pitches and analysis on world events, to keep myself sharp and have a portfolio of work to share.