Well, I guess its time to accept that more likely than not, I've blown it. I wasted away my 4 years in college, got a so-so GPA from a non-target in a non-quant major, didn't do any ECs, have not so impressive "internships" during the summer and thus getting the top-tier finance andjust isn't going to happen unless I magically meet someone who works at a boutique that likes me. Therefore, I need to explore other options and I'm wondering what are some good careers in finance for B+ students: aka students that are smart and capable but are not the shining stars that get IB/Consulting/etc jobs.
I have grown up a lot this year and I think that, despite my past academic record, I can still do decently at whatever job that I do. However, because of my past mistakes and wasted opportunities, I also know that a lot of doors that at the time I didn't even know existed have all but closed. Therefore, I'm hoping I can start fresh and am wondering what other jobs in finance exist that can still offer a decent upper-middle class lifestyle but are more attainable for someone in my position. Btw, one thing I know for sure is that I absolutely HATE accounting, so please no big 4 audit suggestions, but I'm open to just about anything else finance/business related.