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.

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

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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.


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.


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.


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.

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