I've been ripping my hair out the past 6 months. I just started college in the fall 2012 and have been undecided between majoring in electrical/computer engineering vs majoring in finance. "But wait jon those are totally different" said everyone. I'm having problems deciding because well... I put myself in quite a pickle. Maybe I should start from the beginning here.
So there I was in senior year being the lazy idiot that I was decided eh I'll just go to Kean University (its cheap) so I can take some classes in both fields and decide off of that. Which wasn't a bad idea, but I regret the fact that I had a 3.9 GPA at a well known high school (JP stevens) and could of gone to a lot better school had I not been such a tard...Anyway so I'm in my second semester now I've done my research and have analyzed how I'm doing in which classes and what interests have held through. I plan on transferring to Rutgers in spring 2014 when i have all the requirements for their engineering program.
Classes I've been thriving/loving so far
- Calculus ---> its like butter (A)
- Physics ----> i like it, but I never read the book (that laziness factor gotta stop) (B-)
- Communications ---> i can't believe its not butter (A)
- Accounting ---> i hate it but i love it (A)
- Econ Macro ----> easy and interesting (A)
GPA so far 3.5
I can't think of all of my classes right now its kind of late at night when im writing this haha.
I love to create, improve, and analyze. Doesn't have to be physical objects its also conceptual design, in fact that's why I love the business world along side the engineering field because both careers involve this quality of creation/analysis.
Money (extremely important), promotion, that guy in the suit sunglasses and a lexus. It sounds ridiculous I know that haha, but these things are probably what would get me out of bed in the morning. Alongside the teamwork and high end decisions. What I thrive to become is an executive or CEO in a tech or financial firm. I'll be honest the movie facebook was something that made me want to just get up and go out there and just flip the world upside down. I already have a lot of invention ideas and I don't have a clue how to build them/program them since I don't have the knowledge (duh).
And that's my problem Its like I have this balance for a brain saying "no jon you should do engineering because...INVENTION!" and then the other side is saying "no jon you should do finance because...MONEY!". Now of course engineering can transfer into business, but my case here is....
Even if I did become an engineer I fear that I wouldn't be able to get an internship right now in my freshman year or so, and even if I'm studying for engineering would financial institutions take me in for an internship? I'd fear that I wouldn't get that same promotion as a finance guy does.
I honestly want to know what each world is like before deciding, but the paradox here is I can't know until I decide. I feel like I'm just so tired and lost now and probably most of this whole forum post is just me being tired and babbling.
Also if you had any suggestions for different paths its more than welcome. Constructive criticism is key and this isn't like I'm basing everything off a forum...that's silly. Its just the more opinions voiced from not only family, friends, professors, co-workers, and etc the more informed decision I can make. Thanks in advance.