I'm hoping I can get some advice about my career path. I'm currently 20 years old, graduating from Colorado State University - Fort Collins with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Dual Concentration in Finance - Investment Analysis and Real Estate. Unfortunately, because I've spent so much of my time in school, I lack an internship upon graduating this Fall (although I'm in the Finance and Real Estate Clubs). My primary interest would be a PM for something like Morgan Stanley's Sports and Entertainment Division, then going to a smaller boutique firm in California such as Lourdmurray or the sort. The end goal is I really want to work and live in Newport Beach, CA. Preferably, I want to stay West Coast after graduation. These are the questions that I'm trying to use to form a timeline for what I should be doing upon graduation:
Would a starting position at NW Mutual be beneficial for this career path or would a private equity starting position be more beneficial in the long run?
At what point would I take the CFP and CPWA (i.e. 4 years into a career) and are there any other certifications worth holding?
At what point should I earn my MBA and what college would be acceptable in the West Coast?
Thank you, I'm just trying to get some idea on how to work towards being a PM for a Sports/Entertainment Division with some guideline.