How to set myself up for a career in Corporate Finance?

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How to set myself up for a career in corporate finance (preferably FP&A) as a rising junior? Seeking Career Abroad (Native of India). Suggest Some Career Paths as m Just a Student with BBA degree!

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Dec 31, 1969

It is all up to you either choose your previous job or stay in corporate finance field which is I think your interested field. Always choose those things which make you happy in doing. So, Don't think more and go ahead.

Dec 31, 1969

do NOT go in retail banking if u want to pursue corp fin

Dec 31, 1969

However you try to spin the call centre job, it's always going to be seen as a call centre job first, and anything else second.

The strategy job gives you much more credibility and flexibility with how you want to frame it and build your story to recruiters going forward.

Dec 31, 1969

In my opinion, the second option as a strategy business analyst is a much better choice if you eventually want to enter corporate finance. The skill sets are more relevant than what you'll be able to obtain in a call centre job.

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Dec 31, 1969

hands down your 2nd option is a way better choice. Strategy can lead you to Corp Finance or consulting. call center is a dead end

Dec 31, 1969

Couldn't agree more. Corporate strategy is likely to be more interesting as well.

Dec 31, 1969

Go back to the strategy job and don't think twice about it.

A banking job isn't a banking job isn't a banking job (granted, this is coming from a guy who grew up the son of two bankers but has never stepped foot in a bank as an employee)

Dec 31, 1969

Did you go to University of Alabama?

Dec 31, 1969

No I went to Jacksonville State University.

Dec 31, 1969

In all seriousness, move to Atlanta.

Dec 31, 1969

Birmingham as a finance industry? Since when??

Dec 31, 1969