I'm a 3rd year student at University of Toronto in Rotman Commerce and I'm looking into a career in finance (IB, PE, HF all great). I interned last summer for 10 weeks at Goldman here in Toronto and really enjoyed it. I've been thinking more about what specifically I would like to pursue and I began doing research and talking to my professors.
Quite honestly, the biggest criteria for me as I explore my opportunities is vacation time. I absolutely love to travel and have been doing it my whole life. I'm fortunate to have the financial means to travel frequently and it's not something I look to stop. I travelled extensively as a child and in my teens with my family, visiting 53 countries by the end of high school. I continued my travel through university, taking a ~1 month (between 4 and 5 week) trip in the summers, and smaller trips during Christmas/New Years and in the Spring.
1 month in Vietnam
1 month in Sri Lanka
1 week in the Seychelles
2 weeks in Brazil
1 week in Turks and Caicos
1 week skiing in France
Lots of long weekend mini-trips (LA, SF, Cabo, Vancouver, Montreal, Aruba, St. Lucia)
What suggestions do you have for me when it comes to job types or companies to look into keeping in mind that I'd like to continue travelling. In an ideal world, 4 weeks off each summer, 1-2 weeks at Christmas, and 1 week of other vacation days spotted throughout the year.
A few details: I'm Canadian and would prefer to stay in Canada. Would also consider New York City, London, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and (maybe) Singapore.
TL;DR I am a Canadian undergrad student looking for a career in Finance that allows me to continue doing what I love most (travel) while also being able to be competitive when climbing the corporate ladder towards better positions within a company.