Consulting, IB, PE, VC, Prop Trading as a 32 year old first time graduate.

So, long story short, I started attending college for the 1st time at 30 years old. I'm doing well and I just finished my first semester after transferring to (UT Austin McCombs, A&M Mays, Stanford). With transfer credit I'm sitting right at ~3.6-3.8, it should stick around that level until I graduate. From 20 years old to 30 I worked full time at a major retailer (Sam's Club, Costco, Target) and I started as as a part time associate and worked my up to a co-manager position, earning a solid salary. Unfortunately, the work was soul sucking so I decided to get my degree. I'm currently interning at a small healthcare private equity firm in my city and I love the work.

I've been day trading in my free time for 2 years now, maybe 1-3 days a week for a couple hours at a time, and I'm making more than I ever earned working full time. I know I don't have the aptitude for HFT or quantitative prop firms, so discretionary firms are more my angle (Trillium, FNYS, etc)

How likely is it that I can break into the above mentioned industries as a 32 year old first time graduate. I'm a URM first gen if that matters. Would I need to get an MBA to have a realistic shot?

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Jul 31, 2019 - 2:11pm
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