Passion vs. Convention
I'm in sort of a predicament. I don't know if I should do what I really want, which is to go to Cornell and study history, or do what my parent's and my career want, which is to go to SMU and study finance. History has always been my passion, but I want a career in investment banking, which is a pretty cut-throat industry. I've heard that you don't really need a business major to get into investment banking, but that it does give you an edge.
There's also another problem: If I go to an expensive school like Cornell (if I can even get in), I probably won't get any merit-based scholarships and my family does not qualify for one cent of financial aid. Going to a $40,000+ a year school then means not having my MBA paid for by my parents.
How could I narrow the gap between full tuition, room and board, and around $30,0000? I've applied to a ton of small scholarships online, but that won't make much of a difference.
One more thing: Why does this say I can add 25 tags, but I can't submit the thread with three because "the number of tags you tried to add to this thread exceeded them maximum number of tags by 1"?
Also, is History an easy major at Cornell? How does it compare to the easiest (ILR, I've heard) and AEM? At Cornell I would be a below average student, so I don't want to start loathing history because of the rigor.