Working Full-Time vs CFA®
My 2021 Trade-off: Working full time starting from Jan 2021 or rather studying for the CFA® to complete Level 1 (in Feb 2021) and Level 2 (in Aug 2021)?
What would you do?
I have just graduated (MSc) and I believe If I will start working full-time I might not be able to pass the CFA® exams (because this job will keep me busy from 8am till 8pm). So I am thinking to go for the CFA® and then start new job applications after Aug 2021 (hopefully with a CFA® level 2 pass I will have more credentials to get a better job/internship with top banks in investment research and/or). What is your opinion on this?
I am also wondering if I could be able to apply for internships starting in 2022 if I have graduated in Dec 2020? or big banks would rather consider 2021 graduates?