Monthly Archives: September 2011
I remember being so unsure about my future when I first entered high school. My school, Stuyvesant High School, was in the city and I had only been to the city a handful of times prior to starting it. I had no clue as to how hard the work load would be. Everything seemed so new and uncertain. I did not even know anyone in the school. In addition to all of this, I did not know what profession or field of professions I would like to pursue. Eventually, I decided that I would become a doctor. I did not know or care what kind of doctor, I just felt that doctors are paid well and that it would probably be a good job. One day, I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about how a person’s career should not be chosen based on how much money they make, but should instead be chosen based on whether or not they are happy with their career. I realized that I did not want to be a doctor and that I had only want to become one because I thought that doctor’s have a large salary. After some careful consideration, I decide to get a degree in finance for two reasons. The first reason is that I had a class called Wall Street in which I participated in the Stock Market Game. I found stocks to be interesting and therefore finance to be interesting. The second reason is that I came to the realization that many jobs and many aspects of life relate to economics. Thus it would be a good idea to be business savvy even if at a later date in my life I decide to pursue a different profession.