Just your typical 'im a liberal arts major trynna break into the finance world' post.
Have about 1 1/2 years of financial journalism experience for a rather large business news/data company, covering corp debt news (mainly just breaking news on new issuances...some spot news/market mover stories...macro trends..market calls from PMs. Nothing that requires me to do anything quantitative...just write)
Graduated from a school that's completely off the radar for all of u guys but fairly top notch in the journalism world (no one in my world uses words like target school,, etc). 3 gpa, no ECs, but great work experience (have a few years reporting for major local and national papers, and a leading financial data provider).
But now looking to switch careers to something in finance/marketing//sales. Truthfully, down for anything but the hemorrhaging, low-paying, slowly-sinking journalism industry. don't exactly specifically know what yet...but would love to get a foot through the door and wondering best way to go about it.
As you may have guessed..quantitative skills are fairly poor (esp on paper), though did minor in economics with SOME math involved.
Originally wanted to try law school...scored an uplifting 170 on my LSATs, but got dinged by virtually everyone so gave up on that (my marks actually got progressively worse throughout school as I started working and gave less fucks about them.)
What's the most logical route to go about exploring a way into finance and what's got the best job prospects for a career switcher? Some sort of Mfin? Can my work experience be leveraged into an MBA? Do have some contacts in the buy-side world/they were sources for my beat, but def not any sort of strong alumni network or anything.
Shouldve prolly done some more research before posting this, but figured id tap all yalls expertise. cheers