field of financing

As a finalist in the field of financing, a year from now, I see myself as a qualified finance graduate with a bachelor’s degree in financing. I have been a dedicated student since I started learning the course, and I am sure that in the next one year, I will have attained one of my life goals; to be a finance expert. Graduating as a finance expert will enable me to gain the necessary skills to navigate through the job market. Besides being a finance graduate, in the next year, I also see myself as a person with extensive knowledge about different finance fields. Because what lies before me in the coming year is knowledgeable enough to change my view of the financing field.

After graduation, I aspire to secure an internship opportunity in one of the best financing firms. By this, I will gain practical skills in line with the theory I will have learned in school. I am craving for an internship first before securing a job because, through field training, a graduate can learn more. I will gain experience that will prepare me to perform excellently in my long term job. I am interested in interning in the banking section, insurance, or being a financial analyst. Three to five years from now, I see myself as a fully furnished financial expert who can perform financial activities independently and help others achieve their financial goals. Also, as an expert with a successful insurance firm.

Goals to Achieve

In the next five years, I aspire to have achieved several goals. The first goal is to gain the necessary skills to perform in financing.  Under this goal, the first set of skills is quantitative skills. Finance studies and jobs require one to be well conversant with mathematics because of making financial reports, balance sheets, budgets, and income statements. Hence, I will strive to learn quantitative skills in detail. Secondly, communication skills will also help me in my career. I will be needed to associate well with my colleagues, bosses, and clients. Another set of skills is technological skills. Since I want to work in a bank or insurance firm, knowing how to use accounting and technology soft wares is on my list. Lastly, analytic skills are also very crucial, especially if I happen to be a financial analyst. I will be needed to analyze the market trends in business and economic conditions. Therefore, gaining these sets of skills is one of my goals.


The second most basic goal is to gain real-world experience. As explained in the first paragraph, I will enroll in an internship after graduating. It is possible to graduate and immediately start working as an employee. However, because I have a goal of gaining extensive real-world experience, I will first enroll as an intern. The reason being, it is easy to learn as an intern than when already employed ((Coco 41-43). Lastly, another key goal is to have a stable job and have my own financial firm, specifically, an insurance firm. By having a stable job, I mean working in a company to fulfill my desire to comfortably exercise my skills. Furthermore, I believe that establishing my own insurance firm will help me achieve self-fulfillment because that has been my most robust goal since I started this course.

Strategies to Implement

One of the strategies is to create a plan of action that will see me dedicated to learning. I understand that nothing comes freely; therefore, I must take the initiative and plan how I will achieve the goals. Due to this, I will create a plan or a calendar that will guide me into what I am supposed to do at a particular time. This will keep me dedicated and work towards all my goals equally and systematically. Secondly, I will lessen my distractions. The world is full of distractions, especially for a student like me. Achieving goals cannot be possible with distractions. I will examine the source of what distracts me the most and eliminate what takes much of my time. By this, I will be able to concentrate on learning new skills or paying attention to internship instructors. Lastly, the most crucial strategy that will help me stay on the right path is by anticipating fear. Studies have shown that the most significant part of failure is that people do not expect it (Zuckerman 245-287). So when they fail, they end up losing hope and focus. However, it does not mean that I will not anticipate success, but failure is part of success. For instance, during my internship programs, I may fail several times because I am learning; I will not allow it to deaden my strength. Instead of giving up, I will use it as a stepping stone towards achieving the great. Anticipating both failure and success is a powerful strategy that will help me stay on the right track.

Works Cited

Coco, M. “Internships: A try before you buy Arrangement.” vol. 65, no. 2, 2000, pp. 41-43,

Zuckerman, Miron. “Attribution of success and failure revisited, or: The motivational bias is alive and well in attribution theory.” Journal of Personality, vol. 47, no. 2, 1979, pp. 245-287.