Career Resources for Finance Majors

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Isenberg Professional Development Resources

Take a look at these resources to help you learn about what’s needed to succeed in your industry.

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Explore Careers in Your Industry

Use the Vault Guides below as well as our “Insights Into Your Industry” database search tool to explore career paths and to find top skills and hiring trends in your industry.

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Use this database and search tool to get up-to-date data on companies, job titles, and top skills for your industry.

To get started, watch our tours of this tool for undergrads or grad students to help you in your search.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)


Guides to Jobs in Your Industry

Take a look at these many guides by Vault to learn about industry trends, career paths, and more.

Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, 9th Edition

The Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, Ninth Edition is a must-have resource for anyone seeking a job with an investment …

Vault Career Guide to Commercial Banking, Second Edition

If you’ve ever deposited money in a checking or savings account or taken out a loan toward buying a house …

Vault Guide to Investment Management Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Real Estate Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Mutual Funds Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Investment Banking Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Gain Industry Skills and Experience

Check out the opportunities below for real-world experience through a company-sponsored micro-internship or take a LinkedIn course to learn valuable new skills.

Real-World Work Experience

Check out these 5-6 hour virtual work programs with Fortune 500 companies. These programs are free and can become part of your resume or even lead to a job interview!

Skilling Up with LinkedIn Learning

Look through this selection of courses from LinkedIn and learn new skills as well as brush up on in-demand business skills.

Top 10 Skills for FinTech Analysts

Taught by Ben Sullins
So, you want to work as a financial technology analyst, but what skills do you need to get there? In…

Starting Your Career as a Financial Analyst

Taught by Ben Sullins
Curious about pursuing a career as a financial analyst? If so, you may want to explore the basics of what…

Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Analysis

Taught by Symon He
Jump-start your career in commercial real estate. In this course, get acquainted with the different commercial real estate asset classes,…

Corporate Finance: Robust Financial Modeling

Taught by Joshua Rischin
Creating a sound financial model can empower businesspeople and organizations to make informed decisions on a quantitative level. Learn how…

Excel Modeling Tips and Tricks

Taught by Michael McDonald
Excel is the most widely used data analysis software on the market, but many people in business are not using…

Excel for Investment Professionals

Taught by Michael McDonald
Do you manage a portfolio of stocks or securities? Microsoft Excel offers professionals in the investment industry with a bevy…

Financial Modeling Foundations

Taught by Michael McDonald
By distilling key information regarding cash flow levels and risks, financial modeling helps decision-makers make informed choices based on data…

Blockchain Basics

Taught by Jonathan Reichental
Blockchain technology demands attention. And it’s not just due to the way it revolutionized monetary transactions. The concept of transactional…

Financial Modeling and Forecasting Financial Statements

Taught by Earl Stice
Financial reports are not just summaries of the past—they also include predictions for the future. In fact, most financial institutions…

Working with Recruiters to Get a Job

Taught by Jenny Foss
While most job seekers know that recruiters—or headhunters—exist, many don’t understand what recruiters do or how they can help make…

Infographics: Visualizing Relationships

Taught by Shane Snow
View Shane’s LinkedIn Newsletter In this course, author Shane Snow shows how to depict complex relationships in an easy-to-understand infographic,…

Emerging Financial Risk Management

Taught by Dan Weedin
Risk isn’t something to be afraid of, but you always have to keep it in mind. Your profit margins and…

Excel for Corporate Finance Professionals

Taught by Michael McDonald
Learn how to use Excel for the bread-and-butter tasks required by corporate finance and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals.…

Algorithmic Trading and Stocks Essential Training

Taught by Michael McDonald
Many stock market trades are conducted with algorithms, computer programs that buy or sell stocks according to mathematical formulas. These…

Pitching to Investors

Taught by Jana Lee
Find out what angel investors and venture capital firms are looking for in this course by investor and entrepreneur Jana…

Finance and Accounting Tips

Taught by Kay Stice
Are you curious about the financial details of big companies like Walmart and Boeing, but shy away from further investigation…

Investment Evaluation

Taught by Yash Patel
So you want to start saving money and investing in your future. How do you make sure you make smart…

Creating and Giving Business Presentations

Taught by Tatiana Kolovou
What makes a compelling presentation? A presentation that is built on strong research, tailored to your audience’s interests, and designed…

Inclusive Leadership

Taught by Dr. Shirley Davis
Join global workforce management expert Dr. Shirley Davis as she shares how to create and lead an organization that leverages…

PowerPoint: Designing Better Slides

Taught by Heather Ackmann
Designed for non-designers, this course introduces average business professionals to key design components and requirements for purposeful PowerPoint slide design.…

Career News & Advice

Read up on hiring trends, job search tactics, and tips from experts.

Join Clubs & Professional Orgs

Get involved by joining one of the organizations below, including Isenberg student clubs and professional organization connected to your industry and interests.

Isenberg Student Clubs

Find a club that is related to your industry, can help with your professional development, or simply connects you with other Isenberg students.

Professional Organizations

Learn about and maybe even join a professional organization in your industry. Professional organizations sponsor conferences, publish articles and magazines, and sometimes
offer networking events relevant to your industry and special interests.

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