Can I go to US and work in finance without education?
Hj everyone, I am from Vietnam. I studied in technology university, but I am so interested in Forex market, and I began to do it from 2012. Now I understand that I have to study abroad to broaden my knowledge about this field. And I really want to work and live in US.
So I plan to:
- apply for a scholarship of master in finance (universities in New York or Pennsylvania is preferable).
- during the time I study, I want to work for a hedge fund or bank, v.v as a kind of internship (as you know, I have 3 years experience in this forex market)
The question is: Can I do that two goals mentioned above ? (to live and work in financial industry in US is my whole life desire)
PS: I heard somewhere that if I didn't have a BA in finance in USA, it is difficult to work here in this field, is this true ?
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:37 am
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Regarding your search for scholarship, look into this app called Scholly. It allows you to search several scholarship databases at once, which can be very helpful as there are many scholarships available that often go unclaimed because people don't know how to find them...
Regarding your plan in general, all I can tell you is that I've met people who came here to the U.S. from Vietnam with practically nothing, and through education and very hard work they were able to build up very successful businesses and careers over time.
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:35 pm
bananafish New Member
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I would advise you to carefully evaluate the Master's programs out there. The ranking of the university has a lot to do with the value of the degree. There are lots of "universities" here that are essentially degree mills or at best colleges for people who can't get into one of the top schools.
Also, consider the cost - it's probably not necessary to pay top tuition, but a top-50 institution (worldwide ranking) would be advisable, and a highly ranked business school within.
In finance, I've had recruiters call me lately with positions as Data Scientist. If you're quantitatively minded, consider a more technical / quantitative degree rather than finance in general, or some sort of combination.
(I'm a professor at a decently ranked state university in the US.).