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The following sampling of tools and resources should be combined with your own research. We suggest you use targeted keyword searches to find representative employers and opportunities, explore professional associations, join LinkedIN groups, and browse additional job board postings. Remember to also search LinkedIN and myPenn to connect with Penn alumni in fields related to your interests. Additionally, the sample jobs and employers are only a small selection of what’s posted in Handshake – log in to see much more!
We also suggest using the Career Exploration section of our website for more information or researching by concentration/major.
There are many different options to work in finance. One can pursue finance roles within a specific organization or work in various capacities within the financial services industry. Some examples include financial analysis (within a company), private equity, venture capital, sales and trading, equity research, investment management, investment banking, wealth management and more! Browse the Vault Guides to learn more about the industry. And continue to explore the Finance community for more information, resources and insights!
Networking is simply talking and building relationships with professionals in careers that interest you to help you learn what it’s like to work in a particular role, field, or industry. In addition to MyPenn (formerly QuakerNet) and LinkedIn, there are also a variety of other professional associations that you may find of interest. Read more about how to make connections.
While some employers in financial services encourage students to apply directly through their company websites, many opportunities can be found in Handshake.
You can also find some opportunities highlighted on the right side of this page in the Finance community.
On this page, we’ve compiled many resources to help you prepare for a career in finance. Of particular interest should be Penn resources our Investment Banking Interviewing Prep Workshop, and professional organizations such as ALPFA and Girls Who Invest.
Dante Cruz, WH ’25, Carrollton, Kentucky
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Before you land a job, you might spend hours learning a particular set of skills to thrive in that industry and role. Once you start your first day, however, your learning should be far from over. Upskilling is when you …
Investment banking recruitment for summer 2024 analyst positions is very much underway. We recognize this time can be extraordinarily stressful! Lately, our office has been receiving many questions about how to best prepare for the final part of the investment …
We’ve all seen the headlines: record inflation, rising interest rates, tumbling stocks, and looming recession. With talk of hiring freezes and layoffs, employees are anxious about what could happen to their careers in this troubled economy.
The concerns are justified. …
Career Services is excited to announce that we now have 3 Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) dedicated to working with master’s students. Our PCAs are master’s students at Penn who have been trained in reviewing resumes. Appointments are now available for …