So I've had two accounting internships so far and im going to be a senior in the fall.
I realized accounting is quite boring work and is mostly using your company's daily operation data and organizing it.
I want to do something that deals more along the lines ofand can use data/models to make educated predictions and ideas that actually brings in revenue for a company.
In essence I want to do work where I get paid to think and make decisions that have a direct result on whether i make or lose a company money. I don't want to just get paid a wage to help the people making the money organize and report where their money is.
Since it is already the summer of my junior year and i have realized that many financial institutions(i.e. ) only offer internships for the summer of junior year/penultimate year, should i take a fifth year of college and use my new "junior" year summer to do a finance internship?
Or maybe its still possible for me to get a full time finance/equity research/trading job even though my summers have only been spent doing accounting and tax work?
Should i spend more money for a fifth year of college just for the reason that itd be easier to get a finance internship that may lead to a full-time finance job?
Maybeoffer recent undergrad graduates finance internships? Even though most of their internship postings state that they really only want undergrad juniors?
Getting a response from people who have been in my situation would be great. A response from an actual recruiter from these types of firms would be great as well.