Transition into VC from Private Wealth Management/CFP. Advice?
Hi all! I am new to this forum so thank you for listening to my personal career issues. Hopefully someone else has been in my position and can provide some insight.
Background: I graduated summa cum laude with a finance degree and a minor in entrepreneurship. I love the startup scene and am a due diligence volunteer with a pitch competition/grant startup here. I interned in finance at a huge sports company last summer and then come January 2015, took the first job I was offered: private wealth management. It is a salaried job, I make above average money for entry level, but it is SO BORING. My office is tiny and rarely has much for me to do at all, often I just sit here and read my CFP books. We put our investors in a lot of PE funds (including VC) which makes our firm unique, I guess. My boss is also paying for and MAKING me get my CFP. I am only 22 and I think the CFP is the worst thing that I have ever done - I HATE insurance. I am gonna finish out the year and hopefully find a better job (maybe even with a startup?).
My main questions are: Should I stick it out and finish my CFP? Will the CFP even make me add VALUE to potential VC firms or should I just leave soon in pursuit of a better, more applicable position? Could I transition to VC from where I am now or is there a better next step I should take (internship/M&A/loads of networking)?