Your future is whatever you make it…

Dear reader,

Welcome to the first official entry of 2021! (Better late than never) So much has happened since the last entry I wrote about my experience, so let me give you an update.

At the beginning of 2019, I discovered my passion about business analytics and big data that led me to a hybrid position (technology/origination analyst) in the Private Debt Fund I was working for. By that time, I decided that a career in Analytics was right for me; hence, I applied for several master programs in Business Analytics, being unsuccessful in all of my applications.

By the end of 2019, and derived from that experience in technology, I moved to Bank of America to lead the project of emerging technologies within the CFO group of Mexico’s branch. (I also became a Professor of Finance, which I completely enjoyed!) During my time at BofA, I experienced what my life would be if I decided to pursue a career in Analytics, and although it was quite interesting, I missed dealing with clients, pitching investors, and creating strategies. Therefore, I chose to go back to the original path and pursue a Master of Finance instead.

The whole process, including programs research, applications, essays, exams, and interviews, was exhausting that I barely had time to finish my daily tasks; hence, I stopped writing entries for the blog (sorry for that). However, all that effort paid back… Cambridge Judge Business School made me an offer!

I arrived at Cambridge two weeks ago, against all odds, living what has been the greatest adventure of my life so far. I am confident I can write a book about all the threats and perks I had to overcome in order to be here, but right now, I just want to tell you that even if you don’t know what to do with your life (either professional or personal), you need to keep moving, good things will follow.

Dear reader, I am still trying to figure out what comes next, but being a Cambridge MFin student is a milestone that I am certainly embracing. After all, I have no idea what will happen after I graduate, but as Doc Brown said…

“Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one”