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 inthinking 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 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?