New Graduate Delimma
Here is my story.
Finishing my undergraduate degree majoring in Finance from a westcoast Canadian University after this fall semester. The school might not be regarded as prestigious ones but ranks among top Canadian universities. GPA 3.4 on 4.0 scale. Student club leaderships and charity involvement account for the majority of my spare time during my 4year undergrad. 6 month fulltime working experience as CSR at Bank of China's Canada division. Additional duties also include initiating contacts and identifying customers' need to develop business relationships with corporate customers. I hope I can switch to a job as corporate banking associate in the near future. I am also in the process of establishing a non-profit organization to bridge between local researchers and hi-tech start-ups. This would probably consume most of my spare time in the future. After 4 or 5 years, I might consider a top MBA from US.
However, my father and his friend who works in M&A firm both suggest me to get a CFA or CPA which provides me with much higher job stability. I agree that accounting is really important but it is very boring in my perspective. I enjoy learning and doing financial modeling and valuations though (self-studying). Investment banking used to be my first choice but I don't have any related internship experience.
I am really looking forward to some career advice here. Should I stick to my current plan and use MBA as a career switcher (really interested in VC)? OR work my ass off to get any of these designations within the next 3-4 years and land a nice-looking job?
Thanks a lot for your generous help.