For the past 18 months I’ve been passionately learning technical analysis, and now is the time I need to definitely start developing my extracurricular profile (I’m Year 12).
I’ve thought about approaching PieFunds or FNZC (which are wealth management firms with offices in Hawkes Bay) to work with them in any capacity - whether that be an internship or anything else they have available.
Last week, I launched LAS Charting (www.lascharting.com) which is a website which I’ll be posting my commentary on technical analysis with a primary focus on equities.
I also interviewed for the Tuki Tuki Youth MP (didn’t get the job) a few weeks ago.
My NCEA is fine (Excellence endorsements and all, and multiple scholarship exams next year), but the biggest barrier I see is gaining accreditation in what I’m passionate about - markets, finance, and investing for my extracurriculars.
I’ve talked to numerous NZ representatives at multiple universities I’m looking at (Ivy League, NYU, UCLA) and they all say - do what you’re passionate about. For me, that’s markets. But how do I translate that passion onto my application?