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University Career Services

Northwestern University

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

NU students have worked @


Microsoft Excel



Handle Pressure


Barclays Capital

Morgan Stanley

Industry Knowledge


Blue Vista


CME Group

Nomura Holdings

Credit Suisse

Northern Trust

Davis Capital


Deutsche Bank

Robert W. Baird

Enova Financial

Smith Barney

Resources CareerCat OneWire

Federal Reserve Bank

TTK Partners

Vault Free resource for NU Students via the NU Library

Goldman Sachs


Wetfeet Free resource for NU Students via the NU Library

Infinium Captial Management

Vankar Trading

JP Morgan

Wells Fargo

Martin Investment Management

William Blair

University Career Services Main Location: 620 Lincoln Street Career Lab: Main Library, Core Reserves, 2nd Flr Phone: 847-491-3700

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