How great is a philosophy major in the finance world?
I'm a rising senior in high school and did my first ever internship at a tiny hedge fund (1b AUM) this summer, working with a lot of 25-30+ yo's. One studied astrology in college and is now an. Another one majored in art history and is now a well-paid healthcare sector analyst. The one finance major I talked to around the office actually regretted their degree, saying all they did was learn useless modeling and that they didn't use a single bit of learned material at their job. Just FYI, all three came out of T20 schools in the US. I hear the problem with a finance major is that it's way too narrow and common for much "wow" factor in the job application process. Makes total sense... I guess. This obviously upsets me a little, since I had always been deadset on majoring in finance in college - now, not so much. I've been looking at viable alternatives to diversify my skillset and am considering philosophy, seeing as some hedge fund greats (eg Soros) got their start there. What are your guys' thoughts? How useful is philosophy for finance? Would love it if philosophy majors could share their thoughts. TIA!