Hi, I'm a 1st year associate at one of the MBBs (Europan office). I don't have an MBA
(I transitioned directly from Analyst to Associate) and I have an engineering background.
I've been trying to land a job in Private Equity in the last year and although I got really close to it (interviewed with 3 megafunds and always got to the final rounds) I didn't make it to get an offer.
I'm just wondering if taking the CFA level 1 might help in the future both for PE or for other finance related positions. Remember: I don't have an MBA and have an engineering background.