the money is all in investment.. I'm 20 years old, dropped out of the university I was at and transferred to a specialty school for the fashion industry.. realized after I transferred that I hate the fashion industry and the kids at the school, and am kicking myself over leaving my old school as all of my friends are already in their third year and interning at investment banks.. I could transfer back but at the same time don't want to pay $25,000 a semester out of pocket and basically start all over (I only did one semester there). I suppose the investment would be worth it if I knew I was going to get stellar grades and go to a great grad school, but that's all uncertain.
If I stay in fashion school (which is part of the SUNY system) I get in-state tuition and the cost is basically insignificant ($2,700 a semester).. I live in NYC and love being here, and am definitely capitalizing on the great opportunity to network.. I'm paying rent by working at a restaurant, and am only withdrawing a marginal amount from my trust fund for food and tuition. The money that I have in investment may mature or diminish depending on the market, amongst other variables.. you guys know the deal.
I guess I have an important decision:
- stay in school for fashion and then try to start my own business (think something like Leffot or Epaulet) or try to get an internship from connections I've made and see where that takes me..
- transfer back to my original university and go for a more traditional route by studying law, business, or something along those lines.. I guess the pro would be that ideally it would pay off in the long run (I'd hope), but I'd seriously diminish the money that I do have and lose out on opportunity cost, as that money could be making more money in investment.
Do you guys have any advice?