Last May I graduated from a non-target state school. I majored in finance and economics, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.94 GPA. I didn't have many EC's as there weren't any finance or investing clubs, and got shot down twice when we tried to start one. In terms of work experience I did an FP&A internship at a midsize infrastructure company, and I'm currently working at a F150 pharma company as a financial analyst.
At first I really enjoyed my job. I thought the industry was interesting, my boss and director are great, and the pay / benefits are pretty good for the work-life balance. However, now that I've been here 10 months and have a better handle on things, I don't know how much more I can take of this. The work is mind numbingly boring, repetitive, not challenging, and I'm no longer learning anything. I recently got a 5 on my performance review so I'm trying not to let it impact my performance, but I'm really starting to lose motivation.
That being said, I don't really know what I should do, or hell even what I want to do... Corporate development or strategy is most interesting to me but I don't see myself getting into IB or consulting without an MBA. I'd also be interested in credit research but I can't afford to start studying and sit for the CFA.
I don't want to do back office work like this for another 3 years before I go back for an MBA, I don't think an MSF would do me much good (maybe I'm wrong?), and I literally have zero alumni in any of the above roles. What should my plan be here? I want to get out ASAP but I have no idea what to do.
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