Evening all! As many of you know by now, I am a graduating high school senior. As I look towards the next few years, and the rest of my life after that, I recognize the need for me to do some interning during college, and preferably as soon as possible. If my waitlists fall through, I will be attending Dartmouth College next fall, planning to major in economics, and possibly minor in applied mathematics. To give you a general idea of where I'd like to be in ten years, I see myself working as a lower level executive for an investment bank or in the financial sector as an analyst. I am ready to work hard, do my best, and follow my ambitions. Recognizing that this forum has many hardworking professionals posting on it, many with decades of experience in their fields, I would like to ask you for advice on getting internships. I recognize that my grades will play an important part in the process, and I plan to keep those up. Apart from that, what do you feel is important for somebody looking to intern? Should I tap into Dartmouth's alumni network from the get go and see if I can network myself into a decent internship? Should I try for an internship my freshman year and apply for internships at the big investment banks, butting heads with students from the other Ivies, or should I put off for a little and apply for internships my sophomore fall, taking advantage of Dartmouth's D-plan? Or both? Thank you for any advice that you have to give, and know that this senior greatly appreciates your words of wisdom.