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May 1, 2006 12:23 pm

Hello,



I'm currently 20, in a top college, econ major, doing pretty well.
After shadowing a manager for a few days, i was hooked on the job.
Because of my age, my experience is very limited. However, i had a job
cold-calling and managing accounts for a local newpaper which i loved
until i had to quit to leave for college. I love the thrill of a sale
and i think i'm rather good at it. I take the job very seriously as i
know that many try and few succeed, and i understand that it is a
relentless uphill battle. I have the will, but i don't know the way.
Are there introductory books or materials that you would recommend?
(Anything from sales advice to interviews to what kind of tie i should
wear) I'm talking starting from scratch. The only knowledge i have
about the industry is from a stock market class i took last year. My
plan is to find out more info on the industry this summer, 4.0 my
junior year while going through a series 7 book, then apply to
study/take the test next summer. Is this realitic? Is it my best
choice? ANY advice for an aspiring student would be much appreciated.
Thank you.



-Jason

May 3, 2006 10:36 am

You need to get sponsored in order to take the test. You can not just take the test on your own. I would just call every single wire house in your area and let them know you want an internship. Thats what I did and it worked, a lot of people did not get back to me but some did.