Starting University at 22 will this be held against me?

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I'll be starting university at 22 due to having to drop out of school after my mother dying.

I'm hoping to get a job within financial services.

I will be going to Imperial College London, will the fact I'm behind the curve compared to others my age not make this a viable career for me.

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Aug 1, 2019

Sorry to hear about your mother.

No, it will not change. There are a number of reasons why people go to college later than the 'regular' age (18). Personally, I know a good amount of people that went to college 'late' because they played college hockey - the average college hockey player in USA is ~21. The recruiting is the exact same, nothing changes.

Only thing that you might notice a difference is your work preference when you are graduating. At graduation, you'll be 26 and your classmates will be 22; they won't mind jumping into a 2-year analyst program working long hours every week because they'll only be 22-24 during it. Will you want to do that at 26-28? Obviously you can't answer that right now, but just sharing an experience I've noticed with some of my friends.

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Aug 4, 2019

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