Well I am currently doing Business Management degree at Middlesex unversity which I am hoping to transfer to a different university, for the past 4 years I have wondered what career I want, I still don't know. Its coming to the point where I really need to start deciding and im not even sleeping properly because my educational life is such a mess. I don't have particulary good A level grades - Law - B Business - C Biology - E, AS ICT - E, GCSE's are fairly good, and I passed first year of uni with a 2:1. Could people suggest something that I could do that would have good career prospects as well as a good salary, or am I doomed for life? P.s Just a thought but is investment banking way out of my league?
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- 10-07-2007 04:44
- 10-07-2007 11:38
Well, for one thing, nobody is "doomed for life", and if you don't yet know how you passed your second year then obviously you've still got time left to decide what you might like to do after Uni. Also, a 2.1 is a very good grade to have achieved in your first year - forget about the A-Levels, they're behind you now.
If you want more time to decide what you want to do just go to a careers fair before you graduate, apply for some jobs you like the look of, and then you'll be making money whilst you think of what you want to do for a "career" - you don't have to stay in one job forever. Or look into getting into volunteering or a paid programme abroad (ie. JET, teaching in Japan) which will make your CV look good and not drain your bank balance.
Investment banking: If you want to do this, join your University investment banking society ASAP or, still better, found one of your own. Look into getting internships, which you will find beneficial when you want to get your foot in the door. Internships are very competative and you generally need a 2.1 average grade to get into one. Be warned: if you are looking for a job for life, Investment banking isn't really it - most people work reeeeeally hard for a few years then quit - a friend of mine at the LSE did a study of the "burnout" rate at Goldman Sachs - it is huge. But if you're good you will make a lot of money in a short space of time, to found another business, retire, whatever.