Evan Hernandez is a freshman attending Ocean County College in New Jersey. He plans to transfer to a college that can fullfill his goals of becoming a portfolio manager. He has been following the stock market since 2003 when he was in 8th grade. His father introduced him into the market when his father suggested that he buys viacom with his 8th grade graduation money from his closest friends and family. He nervously declined and learned his first lesson in trading when VIA moved 20% within a short period. His mother then introduced him into a fantasy stock market challege provided by Commerce Bank which was just aquired by Toronto Dominion Bank. He had Boston Scientific (BSX) and Apple (AAPL) in his portfolio and won three months in a row with averages of 15%-20% gains. He started working at Eagle Ridge Golf Club where he was able to save enough money to open his own margin account at 18. He recently made a 57% gain shorting the financial market using the widely known proshares etf SKF. He is not attached to any sector which he believes is the best way to trade because once he has learned enough from each sector he can trade in any market and any period of time. His father is his biggest mentor. What he appreciate the most is that his father will not give him advice on what to buy but gives him advice on what he did if he had finished with a gain or a loss his father would will look at his entry and his close and tell him what he could have done better. His father always tells him that trading is a learning process and it makes him a better trader every day. He wants Black Rock, Barclays, Goldman Sachs and other companies in the investment services industry to realize that he is what they should be looking at for their future. He knows many graduates who haven't traded a single security then become investment bankers....do the yankees offer contracts to little league players? No. They offer contracts to those who perform and have had the most experience against their peers.