Which job in finance will provide the best exit opportunities in tech?

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Current college student hoping to eventually have a long-term career in the tech industry. Which job in finance will give the best transferrable skills, connections, and look most attractive to those hiring in the tech industry?

I greatly appreciate all input!

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Aug 3, 2019

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Aug 14, 2019

Why don't you just go into tech?

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Aug 14, 2019

^^^ this

Aug 15, 2019

I'm looking to build a good business foundation and solid connections through a career in finance first

Aug 14, 2019

Why type of role within tech are you targeting?

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Aug 15, 2019

The business/management/finance side of tech

Aug 15, 2019

There are only a few really high paying positions in tech. One is some sort of software dev or software dev manager (depending on the company) and sales. Maybe product?

Reason being those are the only 2 things you need to actually run a software company. Creating the software is challenging (or at least requires skills), and selling it is typically difficult in a crowded market as well (which is most tech products).

Google/FB are a little different, less reliance on sales and more on dev beacause they are chasing more users than big accounts.

All the finance guys in tech I know are schmucks crunching how much commission they owe me in some office in Omaha, Nebraska (I wish I was kidding). Maybe an FP&A guy here or there, but they aren't pulling in the big bucks/

Maybe CFO role somewhere, but you'd probably make less than the mid to senior sales guys and devs unless it was Facebook or something/

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Aug 14, 2019

BB IB Analyst in TMT

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Aug 15, 2019

Followed by an exit into tech growth equity or VC, which can help establish those business connections you're after or help with a transition to Corp dev post mba

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Aug 16, 2019