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Should I do a victory lap?

I am contemplating between either doing a victory lap or not.   I initially was into the social sciences however I always had a passion for business and a dream of becoming a financial analyst one day!I got accepted to York BComm, but I want to major in finance and I believe by doing the extra semester of high school I would get a better idea of what I want to apply for. I mainly applied to social science programs back in January. After doing much research, I decided to pursue a career change and pursue strictly business, yet I am not completely certain as to what I want to do in business, all I know is I DO NOT want to do accounting!   Personally I feel like failure doing a victory lap since my graduating class who are into business are going to Schulich or Ryerson TRSM. They boast about it being the best and I wish i can join them too! I feel like I am waisting my time with this career change, and I should just accept the York BComm even though I wouldn’t be with familiar faces anyway. A part of me wants to do the victory lap so I can attend a prestigious business school, but I am worried about being lonely after the semester is over. I was thinking of maybe getting an internship for the second half but I feel like I cannot do it. I know with a victory la, I have abetter shot at getting into to those better schools for finance or whatever business program. I know Ryerson TRSM is not a “great” school for business as the recruitment there sucks. I was wondering if you could help me in any form?

3 Answers

  1. You already got accepted to business school, so just go where you got in. Don’t bother doing another year unless it’s absolutely necessary. Time is money. You could be spending that year making 40-50k instead of wasting time studying in high school.

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  2. I think it’s a great idea. There are a lot of benefits to doing a victory lap besides getting extra credits and prerequisites, such as being more mature, having more time to think about what route is best for you to go down and all that. Think about it, do you want to waste your life on a career you hate or take one year of your life to make the rest of it better? Right now it may seem like an embarrassing thing to do but when you’re in a job you love and you see everyone around you upset with their lives, wishing they had done something different, you’re going to be proud of yourself and grateful for the decision you made. It’s hard, but it’s worth it.

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  3. If you’re unsure you might as well. Going to post-secondary then realizing that you don’t like what you’re doing is a huge waste of money.

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