Elite military unit vs. IB....
Just posting here to potentially get some advice / perspective from those that have been in the industry for a while. I'm not going to go into specific details, but for context, I'm a rising senior student-athlete at a target with an IB SA coming up.
IB seems interesting and a great springboard for your career, but I'm also at a crossroads where I have to decide whether I want to put my packet in for selection to an elite unit in the military. Honestly, it's been a dream of mine since I was a kid to get the opportunity to live that life. However, I can't help but compare myself to my peers who are aggressively gunning to move up in pursuit of "the path" (IB/PE/whatever). I guess the question is - is the tradeoff worth it? I'm not sure any amount of money can buy the experience I would get, but I can't help but think how much further behind my peers I would be once I get out.
Any thoughts? Looking back, would any of you take a risk to be a part of the elite in another chosen field that is significantly lower paying, but intrinsically more rewarding?