I support an Executive through scheduling, decision making, hiring, and daily correspondence.
A great day starts with just a few follow up emails to act on in the morning - most emails sent to the Executive will require an action to be taken! It then depends on the day...if you have a meeting, you have to anticipate everything you will need. If you have interviews, you have to make sure everything is ready for them. If you receive a customer complaint, you have to handle it with grace and composure - it's tough!
Here's the first step for college students
Make sure your interests are vast. Just because you are interested in finance doesn't mean you'll like working at a bank! Just because you studied accounting doesn't mean you'll be interested in working at a branch for a financial institution!
"Why waste money on school when you already have a job?"