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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 at the bottom of this page in the Finance community.
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Mylene and Michael tackle a frequently asked question: “Should I pay for special training before my finance internship?”