I plan to take my CFA Level I within the next year as I fnish up my degree in economics. However, due to recent and unexpected circumstances, I am now responsible for paying for my college tuition for the upcoming Fall '13 semester (one more semester needed to graduate) and even after filing my FAFSA and applying for scholarships, I do not have nearly enough to pay off my past balance and enroll for the fall semester at this time.
I have received mixed reactions, some say it’s a very bad idea to take a semester off, and others are in favor of saving up and getting back on my feet financially before graduating. Thoughts?
If I do have hold off, I understand this might make landing a paid internship difficult if I am not enrolled in the fall. I would still like to find a entry level finance position that pays decent and will provide relative information that I can benefit from as I prepare to take the CFA. I am asking for advice on what kind of positions are out there like this for someone who has not yet completed their bachelors?
I really want to find a decent paying finance job and am considering looking for a second night job barbacking or bartending just to ensure that I will have enough money saved up to pay off my tuition in the Spring semester. I am open to different options as well but any advice or recommendations from similar experiences would be greatly appreciated!