For the sake of brevity, here is my information:
*22 years old
*flunked out of undergrad after 2 semesters (did not have my stuff together, smoked pot all day and did not go to class)
*worked various random jobs (sales, paralegal, billing)
*failing entrepreneur (started a b2b sales business last year, not going well at all - haven't made any $)
*due to aforesaid early UG failures, am forced to enroll in community college (semester begins in March)
In the past few years, I've cultivated a sincere passion for finance. It's been something of a dream of mine to land a job in investment banking,and, long-term, private equity.
Attempting college seriously, for the first time, I'm considering majoring in business, economics or finance. I have zero interest in earning a degree in accounting, or working in accounting.
That said, what are some things I can do to best position myself to be an attractive candidate for middle market companies (provided's are unequivocally out of the question for me) given my horrible academic past and community college future?
I've been advised to seek out an internship or a job with a business broker, as the barriers to entry are not particularly high and the work, while on a completely different level, overlaps somewhat with my dream jobs.
What would you recommend to someone in my position? Perhaps something like corporate banking might be a better fit? I don't know....
Advice is sincerely appreciated. Thank you in advance.