Get involved in as many financial-related activities as you can while in high school and college. Join investment clubs and follow the stock market closely. Many clubs compete in regional or national investment competitions, which will give you a good opportunity to test your skills against others and make networking contacts. Some colleges provide students with the opportunity to run an actual hedge fund or investment fund. These funds are managed by students with the help of a faculty advisors. Schools that offer these types of opportunities include the University of Missouri (Mizzou Investment Fund), University of California-Berkeley (Berkeley Investment Group), and Pennsylvania State University (Nittany Lion Fund).
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