I am struggling to see a realistic path right now. Here is my story, I'm a Taiwanese born naturalized American. I was educated in the US, I speak English as my main language, fluent in Chinese, conversational Italian (still learning), basic Korean (Mom is Korean). I originally went to University in the US in 2010, I had to leave university in my final year due to a bad car accident in 2014. I returned to Taiwan where my family could help as I rehabbed since I was on my own in the US and had a leg injury.
One thing led to another, my mom got cancer, I got called to do my military conscription for 14 months, and I was working in entertainment and did some really cool things like working as a project manager to bring the first televised MMA fight in Taiwan. My last job was as an operations manager for a fitness gym. I finally returned to school last year with a school that allowed me to finished my remaining courses online with distance programs. During this time, I got engaged with an Italian girl. I am currently living in Italy learning Italian, and I will be completing my B.S in Business admin and finance in April.
I applied to a bunch of MSc in Finance programs in London, waiting for Queen Mary's, King's, Imperial, UCL, and Cass to reply. I got into Westminster quickly, but that's my worst-case scenario safety school. My problem is, it;s looking like my only finance-related expereince that I can put on my resume is not going to pull through with the current coronavirus in NY. So It's entirely possible, I will be going into a 1 year grad school program with no experience in finance. I am now 27. I'm not sure if I can actually find an "in" at this point. I thought going to London will give me a chance to network, and I won't have to worry on a work visa because the UK just reintroduced a 2-year post-grad visa. And my fiancee will be gaining permanent residency by the time that runs out and we will have married. So I can stay with her as a spouse and work as per my understanding.
What do you guys think? Can I make it with I keep grinding? My current GPA is 4.0 at the university I'm studying at but it was 3.0 when I went to college in 2010-2014. I have matured and take things more seriously now and actually try. Can the Msc at a decent to good school give me a shot? I was thinking of investment analyst in AM but would be open to sales and marketing to find an "in" at any investment analyst roles.