<p>I would be applying to college in the next few months and I need to decide which career path to choose.(International Student).
I am interested in both business and engineering, hence my current dilemma.
Currently, I have a better grade in Economics(A) than in Physics(B).
The only thing the troubles me with Engineering is that, I have some phases or periods on interest in engineering related things, but after a couple of months that interest is gone. For example, couple years back I was very excited to get Lego Mindstorm NXT and build my own robot, but after a few months, i just stopped thinking about it. Similar thing happened couple months back. But then again i do like these projects/hobbies. However, i dont see myself working in a lab the whole time.</p>
<p>As for Business- I have done some extracurricular activities such as taking part in national virtual stock trading challenge(reached regional finals). Taking up a finance course. Reading Economics related books. If i did business, i would like to do something like ibanking, consulting or something along those lines but would want to avoid accounting/finance.</p>
<p>So, I'm not sure, if engineering or tech related things are supposed to remain as my hobby or should i pursue a career in it.</p>
<p>figure it out when you get to school. Once you start taking college courses you will know real fast you like and don't. Would also look into a math major if you don't want to do finance or accounting.</p>
<p>Unless it's an Ivy League business school, go with engineering.</p>
<p>Even if it's Ivy League business school, if it's undergrad...go with engineering</p>
If i did business, i would like to do something like ibanking, consulting or something along those lines but would want to avoid accounting/finance.
<p>First, what? IB is finance. Did you mean to say something else?</p>
Unless it's an Ivy League business school, go with engineering.</p>
<p>Even if it's Ivy League business school, if it's undergrad...go with engineering
<p>For those who didn't get it, I think he was jokingly saying that only Wharton could possibly be better than engineering, but it still isn't. </p>
figure it out when you get to school. Once you start taking college courses you will know real fast you like and don't.
<p>Depending on where he goes he has to be decided before going in if he intends on graduating within 4 years.</p>
<p>For what it's worth, I recommend engineering. Consulting recruiting for engineering majors is good, consulting firms like that engineers have analytical skills that business majors often don't. And investment banking sucks and you shouldn't do it. And of 'course with an engineering degree you can go be an engineer.</p>
<p>It is relatively straight forward to go from engineering into business, in terms of one's occupation as well as one's education (many engineers get an MBA for example), but you can't so readily go from business into engineering.</p>