I am currently a 22 year old senior going to a non-target university, DePaul University in Chicago, majoring in Finance and MIS and I'm rocking a 3.0GPA (yeah, eek). I've never had any internships either. I've never been a stellar student, just been slowly coasting through life and not applying myself. I'm nothing like the fellas that roll up on this forum that have an internship at a boutique firm and known they have wanted to work in IB since birth.
Up until last year I thought I was doing premed. I realized I absolutely hated it and switched to Finance and I absolutely love it, but as my GPA states, I'm not applying myself. The whole work ethic is different playing field in being able to get an A in a finance class, like you actually have to continuously practice (crazy, right?) I know I am having this epiphany a lot later, and debt ridden, than I should have. It hit me after I got my first D, ever (Accounting 102).
Rant aside, I really need help in what I should do next, because I know I can succeed and I know I can allocate the time to apply myself.
- Should I retake the classes C's that lowered my GPA? I know that I have to retake the D, and I already plan on doing that on my next quarter.
- I still want to be able to make good money to support my parents and future family. I was interested in IB and PE, but that's definitely out of the question. What jobs or career paths should I look into that will allow goo income path?
- I don't have a lot to offer on my resume other than loads lot of customer service and retail experience. What skills should I learn to add that can help further my chances in landing an internship? I am currently working towards getting my certification in Microsoft Office and learning Python and SQL. I was considering getting my certification in Bloomberg. What else should I learn to market myself?
- I should be starting at Chase as a teller, soon. Is it possible to work your way up the ladder starting as a Teller and after getting my Bachelor's work my way to Commercial Banking? Commercial Banking really interests me and I'm unsure of where I should start to get there.
Any other word of advice or insight would mean the world to me. Thanks in advance. I appreciate it so much!
Side note: Am I allowed to add my resume on here for a review?