I'll be at a mid-top&T this summer, technical major. Honestly, I kind of fell into the old exit opportunities way of thinking, and felt unenthusiastic about my internship because everyone here and some at my school told me there was no opportunity after S&T.
I've since realized how flawed that way of thinking is because of the different desks in S&T that only people who work there know about -- not everyone works in something that can be automated & some are working on automation. But when people first said that, I took that to heart and put myself in theprep route recently, hoping to optimize for exit opps.
I'm still relatively early in prep but have dedicated lots of time to this, and I've started to think about what those exits are and then Googled.
Director of Strategy, VC, Director of Business Development, etc were first to come. I looked at the salaries: 150k-250k on a Reddit thread
I realize the following is a very privileged way of thinking, but two things that came to mind were:
- The compensation seems lower compared to that of areas such as finance and tech at that level. Is that actually what the compensation is?
- Are those exits actually enjoyable? Is the work meaningful?
I realize having those exit opps has a lot of value, but I'm trying to understand how those exit opps actually materialize. Thanks!