Starting over at 30.

I'm an electrical engineering graduate from India passed out in 2013, post which I went into music production and did okay freelancing so far. I want to develop a career in finance, which is as good as starting over. I have always been academically good but at this age without relevant work experience there are only so many B Schools in the world I can attend. I know it's a shot in the dark but I feel this community will have some suggestions for me. I choose finance because I have been doing some derivatives quants trading myself for the past 3 years.



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SportsVC, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'd first ask why do you want a "career in finance"? I'd also note that without prior experience, at 30+ it is going to be difficult to "break in" as the junior roles are going to be held for recent graduates. Are you trying to be a banker? Do you want to be a trader? Are you interested in something else entirely? "Finance" as an industry is a very broad goal.  I would spend some time thinking about what kind of role you want to be in (i.e., client facing, back office, analyst, sales, etc.) and that will help you narrow down the potential end-points.  Right now, just saying "finance" is unfortunately entirely too open ended and without some additional thought/detail the advice you get is going to be a shot in the dark.

PS - I offer mentoring services through the website.  If you'd like to continue the conversation, feel free to reach out.

zekkwal, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes I understand I'm behind the race, by finance I meant trading since I've been actively doing it (decently) for the past 3 years. To narrow it down further I want to explore the quants side of it as it interests me and I already know some basics. I am mostly confused between specialized quants courses and broad courses like MSc Finance. I also know I have very bleak chances of getting into good schools because of lack of relevant experience

goliath2235, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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