Active duty studying finance
Hello all I hope I'm not beating the dead horse but I couldn't quite find much content about my situation.
I'm currently 27 with a wife and a 9 month old. I recently got to a new command who honesty loves to fact I want to goto college. I had a lot of aspiration for cyber security until I found out a lot of people don't really get a job in cyber even if they get a degree in it. So I focused on the only other thing I'm very interested in. I found that there was a finance degree path at PSU world campus and applied and got accepted into it. I'm currently only able to take 2 courses at a time due to limited financial aid and military TA is only good for 12 credit every fiscal year. My reasoning for it was my neighbor and I were talking one day as we both cut the grass ( very Dad like I know ) and we got on the topic of college and he told me he was actually a "risk analyst" forand he loves his job. I didn't know what any of that meant but it seemed like the type of work I wouldn't mind doing.
My question is I'll be around 32 years old when I get out with roughly 14 years of service. Will big institutions or private companies such as hedge funds or private equity even consider someone like myself? Given the fact that I would be much older than most of the interns going to some investment bank or something of the likes? Not to mention I'm not going to a "target" school. I do hear good things so far at PSU tho which is nice. Good teachers and they even have a real time non simulated investment firm inside that trades for the school. Thanks to all who reply and I appreciate everyone's time.