I'm not going to bore you so I will make it simple:
- 23 yr
- Currently in college (1st year of Economics), Portugal
- Lost 3 years getting depressed because my daily/family life was not easy
- Now I reached an equilibrium
- Since 18 yr my goal was to hard work to get into a top college in the UK or USA (LSE or NYU Stern)
Am I being too ambitious or is it too late to be ambitious in wanting to go to a top Graduate School at 25 yr (expected college graduation)? Do you know some late success example?
Too old for a career in Finance? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 04-04-2013 05:41
- 04-04-2013 05:49
read belowLast edited by IndEng_guy; 04-04-2013 at 06:15.
- 04-04-2013 06:07
What?! I was expecting you to be like 50 or something, of course u aint old, most ppl only get to the top in those industries in their like 30s or 40s anyway.
- 04-04-2013 06:18
I don't actually get the problem. So you'll be 25... so? We have a life expectancy slightly over 30 these days...
Try to do as good as you can at college, and there certainly won't be any age restrictions for you.
- 05-04-2013 15:47
No problem there brah. Also, age is only a number. I know plenty of 20 year olds that act like they're 50 and plenty of older folks that have kept a youthful/open mind.
- 06-04-2013 18:15
I'm about to turn 28 and graduated at 27, starting my degree at 24.
Most important is getting the best grades you can and prove that those years that you might feel were wasted weren't as you've got the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the organisations you wish to work, and are determined to have a successful career.
Getting a first is ideal or a high 2:1 so from 65%+, which I understand to be a 3.3 - 3.5 GPA.
LSE is looking for first's and those with grades that are distinctive, so not only aim for 70%'s, look at 75's.
There are plenty of other good options - Cass Business School, European Business School, and the Zicklin School of Business at CUNY in New York.