Really no desire to pursue a career in finance. I even stated during my application interview I'm doing this more from a knowledge standpoint than I am as a way to land a career.
- I'm perfectly satisfied passively index investing. Find it as a nice way to balance risk/reward with low effort.
- Will delay me another semester before graduating.
- I do not have the passion or drive that the other students have regarding this.
- This has little to no tie-in to my long term goals/plans. The closest thing it relates to would be real-estate investing which I'd like to do down the road.
- I feel like a lot of the business knowledge developed in this program could be gained from a job as an auditor.
sccuman wrote:Thanks for the advice so far guys.
I'm trying my hardest to spark my interest in doing this program, but I just can't do it. I'm not worried about the workload or the difficulty as I know I can learn it. I listen to people discuss economic policy, interest rates, etc. and I just tune out. Seems out of the scope of my interest. The only thing holding me back is the fear I'll kick myself in the butt for not doing it.
I was reviewing a credit file at work and I noticed there was a 25 year old who already owned three rental properties and was trying to acquire a fourth. Seeing the kids hustle with a lack of education really lit a fire under me. It was the most excited I had been about my career plans ever. It was like I was being "shown" to get out of school ASAP and get my nose to the grindstone. I felt like I had to start working and building a nut.
sccuman wrote:If I could rattle off a career plan and tell you I was the most excited about it, I'd say I want to become a police detective.
Jazztonight wrote:When I read of your interests, FBI jumped right into my mind. I'm glad others have pointed you in that direction.
My advice is to contact the Bureau, get an application going, and pursue that goal. Why study personal finance if it leads to a dead end?
My wife was a labor attorney her whole career and regrets she did not work at the IRS instead. Now is the time to pursue your dream job. Good luck!
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