Not sure if this is the appropriate section, but...
I've just graduated from a prestigious university in Italy, completing a Finance, Economics and Management program, focusing mainly on Marketing/PR. Of course like any F1 nut or motorsport enthusiast without an engineering degree, I have dreamt about working in motorsport, and especially in Formula 1. But there are not so many opportunities out there for non-engineers.
Sure, there are occasional internship programs where 2 out of 20,000 get the job. But let's be realistic - it's Mission Impossible 5 with this kind of thing. I've been starting with lower categories: GP3. Most teams are either not hiring, or hiring engineers [insert furious middle finger here]. I've moved on to Moto GP, where most jobs (even entry-level) require 1 to 2 years of experience in the motorsport industry. Needing experience to get experience to get a job where you need experience - the vicious circle of death in job hunting and most graduates know what I'm talking about. Sent a couple of e-mails to NASCAR teams, no replies, gave a few phone calls to some circuits, most of them hung up or told me to crawl back inside my creator (not explicitly but I understood it that way).
So besides bickering (and we have enough of that here on 2014 sounds and whatnot) what's my point, you ask? How does one get a job in Formula 1 with a management/finance/economics related degree and what's the general route you need to take? Where's the best place to get experience in motorsport and what are some user suggestions, perhaps from members who work or have worked in motorsport previously?