I don't know what field to work in or what master's to get

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Herter

I have an undergrad in finance. I have internships ranging from finance at automotive companies to analytics at banks. I have worked in business development in luxury for the past 2 years and I joined the Illinois iMSM however left after taking 2 courses as I was still unclear what I really want with my career. I have also been an external consultant for 2 different firms in diverse industries.
I have been asking my supervisors and bosses for guidance and their advise has been the same - get a degree in data science or get an MBA from a top school after working for a few years.

However, I am wondering if there are any professionals who can help me out with my predicament and guide me about what to do next. I am 25 and everyone from my undergrad class already has a master's or has been working in one particular field for more than 3 years. It makes me extremely sad to not know what to do or what will make me happy because till now I don't think I have been satisfied with whatever I have done.

[Edited by Herter on Apr 04, 2021]

I have an undergrad in finance. I have internships ranging from finance at automotive companies to analytics at banks. I have worked in business development in luxury for the past 2 years and I joined the Illinois iMSM however left after taking 2 courses as I was still unclear what I really want with my career. I have also been an external consultant for 2 different firms in diverse industries.
I have been asking my supervisors and bosses for guidance and their advise has been the same - get a degree in data science or get an MBA from a top school after working for a few years.

However, I am wondering if there are any professionals who can help me out with my predicament and guide me about what to do next. I am 25 and everyone from my undergrad class already has a master's or has been working in one particular field for more than 3 years. It makes me extremely sad to not know what to do or what will make me happy because till now I don't think I have been satisfied with whatever I have done.
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Duncan

There are professional career coaches, and its easy to find one. Your university careers services team might help you. Start with a career aptitude test, like careerleader.com

There are professional career coaches, and its easy to find one. Your university careers services team might help you. Start with a career aptitude test, like careerleader.com<div><br></div>
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Herter

There are professional career coaches, and its easy to find one. Your university careers services team might help you. Start with a career aptitude test, like careerleader.com


My university career services center have proved pretty unhelpful when it comes to these things. I have had a look at the site before and was wondering if the individual license is worth it for 95$. Also, would it be possible for you to guide me regarding my search for a career coach?

[quote]There are professional career coaches, and its easy to find one. Your university careers services team might help you. Start with a career aptitude test, like careerleader.com<div><br></div> [/quote]<br><br>My university career services center have proved pretty unhelpful when it comes to these things. I have had a look at the site before and was wondering if the individual license is worth it for 95$. Also, would it be possible for you to guide me regarding my search for a career coach?
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Duncan

I think it's worth much more than $95 if it gives you some clarity on your career direction. I'm a career coach (see humanequity.net) specialised in helping people pick MBAs, but I don't think you should assume the MBA is the only or correct path for you. Get a copy of What Color is Your Parachute. 

I think it's worth much more than $95 if it gives you some clarity on your career direction. I'm a career coach (see humanequity.net) specialised in helping people pick MBAs, but I don't think you should assume the MBA is the only or correct path for you. Get a copy of What Color is Your Parachute.&nbsp;
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Herter

I think it's worth much more than $95 if it gives you some clarity on your career direction. I'm a career coach (see humanequity.net) specialised in helping people pick MBAs, but I don't think you should assume the MBA is the only or correct path for you. Get a copy of What Color is Your Parachute. 

Thank you for your reply. I will read that book.
Lastly I wanted to ask you where I should look for a career coach who would help me to decide what career I would be a fit for in the first place. I have sent an email to careerleader but was wonder if it is only for people who want to work in business related fields. What if I am not carved out for business related fields anyway and would feel way more satisfied in something like psychology, design or behavioural econ research? Whose help can I take to ascertain that?

Thank you for your help.

[Edited by Herter on Apr 04, 2021]

[quote]I think it's worth much more than $95 if it gives you some clarity on your career direction. I'm a career coach (see humanequity.net) specialised in helping people pick MBAs, but I don't think you should assume the MBA is the only or correct path for you. Get a copy of What Color is Your Parachute.&nbsp; [/quote]<br>Thank you for your reply. I will read that book.<br>Lastly I wanted to ask you where I should look for a career coach who would help me to decide what career I would be a fit for in the first place. I have sent an email to careerleader but was wonder if it is only for people who want to work in business related fields. What if I am not carved out for business related fields anyway and would feel way more satisfied in something like psychology, design or behavioural econ research? Whose help can I take to ascertain that?<br><br>Thank you for your help.
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Duncan

Honestly, any career coach will be able to help with that. Ask your uni careers team for a recommendation.

Honestly, any career coach will be able to help with that. Ask your uni careers team for a recommendation.
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