Is tutoring and lab work relevant to investment banking / finance?

Hello everyone, thank you all for the advice.

Just to let you know, after thinking about it, I have decided that law school may be the best option for me, considering my lack of good work history, and my ability to score high on standardized tests.

HOWEVER, before I spend a significant amount on time and energy to pursue this, I wanted to be sure that my decision is the best one.

As of now:

I tutor MCAT/SAT/ACT for $45 an hour.

I work in a lab as well.

I wonder if I can get into B-School with this work? And if so, is a job in high finance or consulting is possible after B school? I can see that tutoring might be useful for consulting, in terms of people interaction.

If that is not possible, I'm thinking of law school. Anything than this shitWork I would like to do. I hate doing tutoring and lab work.

If I can get a good job with this work history and an MBA, I'd like that.

I can get a 98-99 percentile on LSAT and GMAT, considering that I got good scores on MCAT.

However, I have shit 3.1 GPA.

Thank you everyone.

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Jun 17, 2017

no

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Jun 17, 2017

I think you need to pay a shrink a visit; you sound very sad, depressed and undecided( so many posts on same topic).
If i were you, I would do both LSAT and GMAT to hedge the bets then apply for business/law schools. If you keep wondering, you're wasting your time. Really hope it works for you.

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Jun 17, 2017

Thank you for those kind words. I feel so depressed. I take medications for it.

I know that I can do well on both the GMAT and LSAT. I need to know which one to choose, to focus on one test. I don't want to do both test and get a mediocre grade on both.

I mostly wanted to know, even if I do get into B school, do I really have a shot at IB? I guess the answer is no.

Jun 17, 2017

Not related. But didn't people on your old thread said just to go to law school?

Jun 17, 2017

They did. but I want to double check as this is a major decision.

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Jun 17, 2017

I see you edited your post.
Opening line of "Tutoring this bitch for $45 an hour" seemed kinda trashy. Glad you caught that.

Jun 17, 2017

I said "tutoring bitches". I tutor runts who are so stupid compared to how I was as a high school student. I got national AP scholar in 11 grade (one of 8 students in my state), and did so well in high school.

Then I got into a top college, but could not attend due to cost. I could not get financial aid b/c parents earned too much.

So instead I had to go to a local shit school, and everything went downhill. I felt so depressed and was permanently broken . i was so broken and today i am only beginning to recover.

and i was so depressed in college, b/c i had no friends. And that created the whole cycle. So after that it was no good job, which means no other good jobs.

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Jun 18, 2017

You have a severe ego problem that I would check out before trying to secure a job.

Not sure if it's an elaborate troll or not, but yeah.

News flash bucko, lots of kids do good and don't end up in a target school/IB/any other low-accepting program.

Work with what you got instead of making excuses for yourself.

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Jun 17, 2017

Tutoring ability corresponds well to sales ability, especially for more complicated products. I've had multiple people on the sales side (mostly S&T) tell me that's why they love their job.

Jun 17, 2017

so would it be easy to get a job post-MBA with tutoring? thanks a lot.

Jun 18, 2017

Not easy. It's just something to talk about in interviews or during desk selection.

Jun 18, 2017

You would need to try and land an internship during your mba.

Jun 18, 2017

I'm going to assume (based on your previous posts) that you think a "very good job" is only one within IBD at a BB bank. Based on that, you're going to need to get into a damn good MBA program. Typically you just need an MBA from a decent school and solid work experience to slide into IB post-MBA but seeing as you're like 27 and have no work experience relevant to banking (besides tutoring and that's a stretch) you're going to need a brand-name school for your MBA. I won't lie, it's going to be really hard for you to even get accepted into one of these programs because of your situation and the fact that it's not just about test scores anymore. Also, even if you get accepted and obtain your MBA from a top program it will still be difficult to get a job in IB because you have a 4-5 year gap on your resume where you developed this weird egotistical, woe-is-me attitude. I guess just bust your ass on the GMAT and come up with a good story that isn't "all my problems are someone else's fault" then try to snag an internship while completing your MBA and networking, that's your best bet. Good luck but you might just be flushing money down the loo in the end.

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Jun 18, 2017

How am I egotistical? Now I am just stating facts. But that you for the advice. IDK if business school is a possibility at this point, I suppose law school is the best bet. thank you again

Jun 18, 2017

Never have I thought I'd be disgusted by such nasty ego reeking from an online post. It's a pain to read your online messages OP, and I wonder how much more pain I'll have to bear if I see you in person.

Jun 18, 2017

I mean I will sorta be nice since apparently he says he suffered from depression. But yeah you can clearly tell he has an ego and has pride.

But really listing these "achievements" of being able to get high grades and not attending that top school, it's no one's fault but his.

And then why he's not spending time networking and applying for next year positions at maybe like boutiques or something but instead ranting on a forum...and really how his second thread is no different from the first.

Jun 18, 2017

Now I am very humble. Now $45 for teaching SAT and ACT and $60 for MCAT is actually good money. And I don't both to pay taxes on it, so its actually a lot. I get that money from being humble and having an excellent personality.

Now maybe I come across as arrogant or whatever. But the fact is, I scored very high, and I see runts who are a lot more successful. But again, I'm very humble and that is why parents pay me quite well.

And how is it my fault that parents did not send me to top school?

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Jun 18, 2017
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