Ladies and Gentlemen,
I'm in need of advice from the older, wiser users on this forum. I'll set up my background, then present my question to you.
I'm in fund accounting at a major mutual fund (top 10 by AUM, strong reputation) based on the West Coast. I am greatly enjoying the work, the people, and the education about the industry I'm receiving. I just recently graduated from a non-target school. However, I was in the school's honors college, and I did graduate with a 3.8 (magna cum laude). My alma mater has little to no alumni base in finance. In fact, my job came from extensive networking outside of my academic network.
Even though I am enjoying the work, fund accounting is not my career objective. I am much, much more interested in moving closer to portfolio analysis and management.
I am continuing to network within. I'm trying to pick up as much as possible. Additionally, I am planning on beginning my CFA at the start of the new year.
In light of this, what else should I do to make myself more hirable to ateam?
Your time and thoughts are much appreciated.