University Career Services
Internship Search : Finance Insider Advice
Financial services includes a broad range of functions. Familiarize yourself with the different areas and identify which best aligns with your skills, values, and interests.
Research the specific em- ployers and identify distinguishing criteria. Finally, prepare application materials & interview responses that align with their organization
Hiring Cycle Large financial service organizations/divisions tend to have a highly organized recruitment process. It is very common for application deadlines to occur during the early winter quarter, as many of these employers participate in OnCampus Recruitment.
Given the level of competition, your skill set alone will not secure the opportunity. Demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, and personality.
Competitive candidates do more than submit ting an application. Utilize opportunities to connect with employers at information sessions, career fairs, and informational interviews.
Professional Associations Utilize Professional Associations for industry research, identifying potential employers, and developing your network. as a student member
Association for Financial Professionals Chicago CFA Financial Management Association Illinois Bankers Association Treasury Management Association
Smaller or boutique financial service firms post opportunities as early as December and as late as April. To maximize the likelihood of obtaining an internship, pursue these opportunities earlier than later.
Market Your Skills
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Robert W. Baird
Resources CareerCat www.northwestern.edu/careers OneWire onewire.com
Federal Reserve Bank
Vault Free resource for NU Students via the NU Library
Wetfeet Free resource for NU Students via the NU Library
Infinium Captial Management
Martin Investment Management
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