I'm in the process of choosing my classes for next semester and it would be possible to graduate in 3 years, and definitely graduate in 3.5 years. When I was talking to my alumni mentor, he recommended that I try and complete the CFA Level 1 during my senior year. My ultimate goal is to end up in either PE/HF immediately after I graduate but I'm not entirely sure how that will work.
My question is whether it would be worth it to stay an extra semester or possibly an entire year to get my CFA.
I'm at a target with a 4.0 GPA, but nothing official lined up for this summer except a one week externship at a southern investment company. I would have to take a summer course in order to take upper level Finance courses but that wouldn't be too bad.
I've already talked to my advisor about it, but he wasn't too helpful, so all input is greatly appreciated.