Career Resources for Master of Finance Students

Use real-life employment data from across the country to help inform your career decision making!

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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.

How To Identify Potential International (F1) Alumni in LinkedIn and ConnectUmass
MF Career & Industry Research Resources + Basic Financial Modeling Resources

Start your research here! You’ll find links to loads of indsutry specific resources and a list of selected alumns annoted …

Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
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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.

Insights into Your IndustryIn partnership withLightcast logo

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 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 …

Vault Career Guide to Venture Capital, Seventh Edition

Venture capitalists raise funds of millions or billions of dollars and invest it in promising young businesses and start-up companies, …

Vault Career Guide to Wealth Management, Fourth Edition

Private wealth management, also called private banking, is a specialized branch of the investment community that provides one-stop shopping 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.

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.

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,…

Forbes 400 Private Equity Leader Steve Klinsky (Thirty Minute Mentors)

Taught by Adam Mendler | Thirty Minute Mentors
Steve Klinsky is a leader in the field of private equity. A member of the Forbes 400, Steve cofounded the…

Top 10 Skills for Quantitative Analysts

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

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…

Algorithmic Trading and Stocks Essential Training

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

Part-time Real Estate Investing

Taught by WealthFit
Not ready to give up the safety of your day job, but still interested in the extra cash and financial…

Blockchain: Beyond the Basics (2017)

Taught by Jonathan Reichental
View Jonathan’s LinkedIn Newsletter Blockchain is an exciting new technology that is redefining how we store, update, and move data.…

Cryptocurrency Foundations

Taught by Jonathan Reichental
View Jonathan’s LinkedIn Newsletter The digital revolution has impacted almost every aspect of our lives, including the way money is…

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…

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…

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…

Practical Python for Algorithmic Trading

Taught by Jesus Lopez
If you work in finance or have any interest in investing and trading, you know that there’s a treasure trove…

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,…

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…

Data Analytics for Business Professionals

Taught by John Johnson
What can data analytics do for your business? Take a lesson from companies like Xerox and UPS. Data analytics can…

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…

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.

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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