I'm an undergrad at LSE - studying Stats with Finance - and will graduate in Summer 2013.
I am very confused about what to do with my life.
My CV is highly finance/mathematics focused, but I have really lost interest in the financial markets during my time at LSE.
I originally wanted to be an Actuary - so enrolled in BSc Actuarial Science. I then realised (after studying the actuarial modules) that its incredible boring/too mathematical for my liking and also networked with Actuaries - realised it wasn't for me at all.
Then I wanted to be a Trader. It fit my skillset, I applied, managed to shadow some Traders for 2 months. After week 1, I was incredibly bored. Bloomberg is amazing, but their role was very repetitive and (no offence) not intellectually stimulating enough. It taps into a particular skillset but I wanted more.
Then I wanted to be an Investment Banker. Managed to land 2 internships (Christmas one and a summer one) at boutiques. The work was okay - valuation was interesting at first... but again it became repetitive after a while. Copy/pasting mostly and the hours were ridiculously long and tough. I am very sure I would burn out in a few months.
Then I thought I could make it big by launching my own website. That didn't quite pan out - made some money - but I still want a career. I have done the accounting for my own business, so becoming an accountant is also off the table, as it is also repetitive and doesn't keep my mind mentally stimulated. I also worked as a bank 'teller' for 2 weeks - that's never going to happen again! lol
As I enjoyed working on M&A deals/the 'business' side of things inI was thinking of doing Equity Research or Law. The problem with both is that they require a high level of research ability/writing skills - mine are okay but not on par with the Oxford Classics graduate for example. I don't score too well in Verbal Reasoning tests and so on so my chances of getting in are slim. The other problem with is you have to be passionate about the financial markets - which I am not.
I have networked with people from all the professions above. The advice I get is that I'm bright and can do anything I want. But this is a problem because I really don't know what to do.
Can someone suggest something I can do please?