I'll be majoring in EE and attending UIUC. How do you becomes successful (or rich)? For some (like my parents), the normal engineer's salary isn't enough. Sakky, in one of my previous threads, told me to go into investment banking. I highly doubt I'll make it that far, and I don't think IB is the job for me. How can you become rich with ENG?
I was planning to keep a good GPA for my undergrad and get into a good MBA program for management. I don't exactly plan to start my own firm or whatever because I just can't see myself doing that. I heard many times that finance and engineering is many times combined, and in the business world, it's who you know instead of what you know.
So, I guess my question is how do you know or get to know powerful people? In my life, I have realized that you need connections for everything. How do you get connections in college? Work? Research? Internships? Is that how?
Any input you have is helpful. Thank you!