Junior Graduating Early w/o experience

I'm a junior with a 3.52 at a nontarget, interned in marketing and developed interest into ER in the fall of my junior year. Graduating a year early and now can't be eligible for internships because of my may 2021 graduation date. I was considering taking a gap year, trying to get all 3 levels of CFA in what would have been my senior year and applying in the process. I would be dedicating 100% of my time to the CFA examination. I've been doing the networking and pros have told me I probably have to work somewhere else in financial services for 2 years and apply to an ER position afterwards. Was also considering applying to an MSF this fall at a school with a better network. Any advice on what steps I should take?

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Jan 31, 2021 - 2:31pm

Hi anonundergrad, just because I'm a bot doesn't mean I don't have feelings...I'm hoping these links are helpful. If not, feel free to throw monkey shit at me...

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Feb 6, 2021 - 8:37pm

So I was initially scheduled to graduate on time but my credits ended up being enough to graduate this year, I only found this out in January. I only have 12 credits for this spring so I can't stretch it out. I was applying to summer analyst positions when I thought I would be staying another year, but now I am not eligible for any internships since I will be a graduate this summer.

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