I have failed in life and I don't know what to do. Don't have any help. Any advice?

Graduated from UCL. High achool Valedictorian. Got depressed in college and got a very bad GPA. Went back to my country and couldn't find anything. Have turned 25 and have had 5 unpaid internships at fortune 500s. Can't find a job. Have offers from Durham, UCD, Cass and some second tier UK schools. Other options are frankfurt school and hec lausanne msc management.

 I want to break away from my country and feel like I have gotten nothing but misery here. Have been taking the UIUC iMSM online but I don't know if its gonna add any value. Most of my classmates have already reached associate level roles. 

Many of my high school friends who graduated way below me and went to tier 4 unis in my country got a decent GMAT, went to a place like ESCP and EDHEC and have junior brand management positions in Europe. Idk how that happened because I got rejected by all. 

I am currently in the luxury industry and don't know what to do. No hope. 

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May 14, 2021 - 3:32pm

You can do this!!!! 

As long as you're ambitious and hard working, you can bounce back. 

Don't dwell what's happened, focus on the vast amount of opportunities ahead of you.

You have some very decent options for masters degrees that will get you where you want to be. I'd also not write off the UIUC iMSM classes, as it's part of your story and will help spin your recruiting pitch when you're in your masters program. 

Best of luck and chin up mate! 

Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. 

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May 14, 2021 - 3:35pm

Telemachus

You can do this!!!! 

As long as you're ambitious and hard working, you can bounce back. 

Don't dwell what's happened, focus on the vast amount of opportunities ahead of you.

You have some very decent options for masters degrees that will get you where you want to be. I'd also not write off the UIUC iMSM classes, as it's part of your story and will help spin your recruiting pitch when you're in your masters program. 

Best of luck and chin up mate! 

Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. 

Prime Minister Winston Churchill's address to Harrow School on October 29, 1941 

Should u do two master's degrees? I was planning to drop out of the iMSM

May 14, 2021 - 3:47pm

I moved around a lot in my life and felt the exact same way... "I have to leave this place", .." there is nothing for me here, neither personal nor professional..." etc
Thing is... a lot of the issues followed me to any other country I moved to. So if you move, make sure the opportunities are really there (for you or for the industry) and that your expectations are realistic.

Other than that - Best of luck!

May 15, 2021 - 12:03am

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