So I never even planned on going to college (much less graduating and working in an office or on Wall Street), but I got an athletic scholarship and wanted to keep playing for a few more years.
The plan was to finish sports and then enlist in the military.
Welp after a decently serious accident, I kinda had to graduate and get a "regular" job. So what was my brilliant thought process?
"I never wanted to work in an office, so let's figure out the career that will be least amount of years, regardless of what type of hours were front loaded...so I ended up studying and working in finance.
Note: Once I had made up my mind, I instantly regretted never playing sports at any of the Ivy school - I remember telling one of the coaches "But you have a terrible team, why would I EVER want to play for you?!"
Oh well, ended up working out regardless!
Types of questions I'd like to answer:
Mostly how to break in to finance from very non traditional backgrounds and any advice on actually finding he "right" job and not one with the most "prestige" or "biggest bonuses" but the second is still obviously important ha. Also the importance of networking and finding a solid mentor along the way