Liberal Arts Major Looking to Break Into FinanceCF
I graduated in 2008 from Occidental College with a liberal arts B.A. and a low gpa. I worked for Merrill Lynch for a year and I have my Series 7 and Series 66. I'm a relatively late bloomer as I'm just now realizing I want to work in finance. I've always had an affinity for all things quantitative however I do not have a compelling background. I understand it is an extremely competitive field and I can handle any and all harsh judgements for my current candidacy.
I'm not a high candidate for top MBA/MS Finance programs. Ideally, I want to start working as an analyst as soon as possible (understanding it may take me up to six months to even become an elegible hire). I'm taking the Breaking Into Wallstreet modules sponsored by WallStreet Oasis and I was wondering if I should study for and take the CFA level 1 exam in June, 2011? Are these two things enough to make me a competitive entry-level candidate? If not, any suggestions? Thank you in advance!