Should I start working or do a masters first?
I am a university student in my final year studying economics and finance at the rank #1 university in Australia. I grew up in Hong Kong and am currently seeking a graduate asset management gig in Australia to kickstart my career. I have spent most of my university days fucking around am trying to turn my GPA around this year.
I managed to cop a few gigs throughout my university degree and most of those gigs have asked me to go back and work for them once I graduate. As the recruitment season for graduates has just commenced in Australia, my low GPA currently does not seem to be securing me interviews for any graduate jobs.
Question: If I do not secure a graduate job in Australia, should I take up on the offer to work in the fixed income division at the asset management firm in Hong Kong, work for 2 years then do a masters and explore more opportunities or do a masters in Finance at (lets say Tsing Hua) as soon as I graduate, then explore more opportunities while I am studying?
Current GPA: 2.75
**Previous internships (chronological order):
1. Audit: one of the Big 4s in Hong Kong (Summer Intern)
2. Backoffice: Macquarie Group Limited in Sydney (Winter Intern)
3. Asset Management: Investment Analyst Intern at (eg AIA, Manulife, AXA) in Hong Kong (Off-cycle Analyst Intern)