Baking to Investment Banking with no corporate work experience at 29. Is it possible?
My background is quite different from the majority of the people on this forum. My family and I applied for asylum in the US when I was 17, and when we first arrived, we had absolutely no money. For a couple of years both my father and I worked in terrible ''minimum-wage'' jobs to avoid living on the streets. After that, I got a baking certificate because of its low cost, and I have been working as a baker for the last 5 years.
I am currently a junior at a state university, and I really want to work in investment banking when I graduate. Honestly, I don't have a strong passion or deep interest in finance but considering that in my home country, I would have earned less than $400 a month, I don't need passion to put in the long hours to make $100k-$200k. My primary goal is to provide my family with a comfortable life and support my relatives in my home country while making myself financially secure with the money I'll make. I'm very disciplined and ready to work long hours, but I'm really worried about my age and GPA. My GPA is around 3.50 and by the time I graduate, I will be 29 years old. I would like to hear the opinions of the people on the forum. Thanks!