Here's the rundown. I did pretty shit in highschool but got accepted into all the colleges (non-targets) I applied to. I actually scored a $20k scholarship also!
Unfortunately, my family isn't doing so hot financially and they requested that I go to community college so they can get settled. Thus I pulled my enrollment from state flagship. My family makes $40k a year (4 kids, one in college). I just decided to do this but I am starting to regret it, I already pulled my enrollment from my state-flagship. My parents were just giving me such a hard to me with the fact they're broke and I had to take out private loans. I get to go to CC for free since I did good on the placement test and can jump right into college mathematics. They said I scored high on it.
Am I screwed? I am starting to become severely depressed. I don't want to work as a dishwasher next Summer but rather intern at a private wealth management firm even if it's for free. All my friends are starting to go off to college and they're going to get internships so easily since they don't have the community college stamp hanging over their head. I really can't work as a dishwasher anymore, can I still achieve some type of finance-internship? I just want to better my life and make the best decisions early on.
I want to work in an investment bank, I would take whatever I could get. If that doesn't work I can go into telemarketing at a small brokerage.
As always, thank you!