As many of my readers are already aware, I began my education studying finance with a business analytics minor. I loved it for the first two years, but am now realizing that I enjoy the Management Information Systems, technical side of my focus more.
I realized in my senior year (just a few months ago) that I wasn’t as passionate about what I was doing as I had hoped. It was a startling, yet freeing revelation for me. At first I beat myself up over not deciding sooner in my educational career what exactly I wanted to do with my life. But slowly I realized it wasn’t too late to change directions if it would get me to where I ultimately hoped to end up one day.
Insert my internship this past summer where I worked in collaboration with ten other interns developing an iPhone application. I worked as a business analyst alongside computer science and software engineers in this process. If interested, I'd love to have you check out the outcome of this experience.
While I don’t particularly desire to sit behind a computer screen day in and day out for the rest of my life, as I desire some sort of human interaction (I like people too!), I do wish to go the MIS route and recently accepted a job in the Business technology division of a financial services and insurance company in Australia. I couldn’t be more excited!
And I will leave you with my advice for you in making the switch:
- Find your passion early on if possible.
- If that fails, it’s never too late to change your mind if it means ultimately living out your dreams.
- Do what you love, love what you do—You are in the driver’s seat of your own life after all! Don’t let anyone or anything else take the wheel for you!
- Money is far from everything. Having job satisfaction and that perfect work/life balance is way more important if you want to live a happy life!
- Never get too comfortable. Change is an inevitable part of life and you have to be willing to adapt to whatever is thrown your way.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment. Ask for what you want, if you never ask, the answer will always be no! As my mama’s always told me, you’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
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