Hi there guys,
I've been working in a family business in the services industry since 7 Years selling the products and services. I am 27 years old and I am a passionate of Math and Finance, currently in a German University. After graduating in finance from university i would like to go into Banking. The intellectual stimulation, the mathematical problems and working on projects attract me a lot.
I am very curious, analytical and I have good problem solving skills. I have great communication skills and interpersonal skills and I think I am capable of outlining and presenting complex issues in a simple manner. I like talking to smart people. I don't want to be a party animal. I don't want to be the "guy who knows everyone" or the "guy who everyone likes," but want to be "the smart serious guy who knows his shit and everyone respects to get the job done."
I work in a field where the stakes of what I do are pretty low. I'm more than happy to trade in my easy breezy, relatively lucrative job for a much more stressful and demanding and intellectually rewarding career. I want something intellectually rewarding and satisfying. I want to work with similarly smart and driven people. Right now, two career paths are opening up: banking and AM/ HF.
Is a career in Banking or AM/ HF right for me? Do you think Finance is still a good long-term-career? Which division is right for me? Am I too old to become a Banker? What other work do you recommend requires and utilizes analytical chops, intelligence, booksmarts, and technical acumen?
All I would like are some opinions and experiences.