2/20/13

Hey everyone, first time posting, long time WSO prowler.

I was hoping to get some opinions about what I should do this summer.

I'm a freshman at a semi-target or target depending on how you look at it, and I'm probably going to end up with a pretty strong GPA (hopefully no second semester collapse)

The last few years I've operated a landscaping business with my friend and its been pretty profitable. We get a lot of clients in our area, and I think its been valuable experience in establishing customer relations, and taking a leadership/responsibility role with the work we do.

My question is whether to continue to operate the landscaping service (likely for a final summer and hopefully profit off of client referrals to other year-round landscaping companies) OR desperately try to get a PWM or other finance related internship.

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Comments (6)

2/20/13

Definitely the latter, but try to keep the hours low ~ 40hrs/ week so that you can still enjoy yourself

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2/20/13

Pile in an SUV with three of your buddies, drive out to San Diego with no jobs and no prospects. Find a place on the beach and figure out a way to make money. You're welcome.

2/20/13

Operate your business for one more year. Looks good on a resume, especially considering fresh. summer. That being said PWM is close to equal so do whichever you'd enjoy most.

2/20/13

Sell your business, looks great on resume. Built it, made money from it while reasonable, knew I needed more relevant experience, sold it to focus on internship.

Rarely will any of my posts have enough forethought/structure to be taken seriously.

2/20/13

Thanks for the advice guys, I have been planning to do it again to build up clientele before selling, but was just making sure I wasn't setting myself too far back in a finance sense.

2/20/13
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