Hello all, I am a college senior who is studying to take the CFA level 1 exam in June (about the same time as my finals).
My impressions so far:
*As an econ major, the math and econ parts are very easy but…
*I have had little exposure to other topics
*Lots of info to remember. I’m trying to go for it without test prep (but I will take a few mock exams) since I don’t want to pass the exam without having truly mastering the material.
The problem is that I’m a noob with very little real work experience. My experience consists of doing research for the Chicago GSB, free lance writing for a VC firm, and a useless stint with IBM Global Services (biz consulting) that didn’t teach me anything. My career goal after college is to become an investment analyst specializing in focused, fundamental analysis.
How did you guys break into the investment industry? Any advice for me? Thanks!