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Networking and Careers

How do I get a job in finance?

During an interview, most employers are seeking answers to these five questions, whether directly or indirectly. Practice answering these questions in your head before heading off to an interview:

  • Why are you here?
  • What can you do for us?
  • What kind of person are you?
  • What separates you from 20 other people applying for the same job?
  • Can I afford you?

Schedule a Practice Interview with ASK

Enhance your interviewing skills by meeting one-on-one in simulated "real life" interviews conducted by alumni volunteers and professionals.

Part-time employment, as well as preparation for full-time employment and job searches may be done through the Career Center. As well, we frequently update our Facebook and Twitter​ accounts with internship and job opportunities.


Finance majors may get practical experience through the department's internship program which places students at leading firms including Merrill Lynch, Prudential Securities, Klarian Capital and Blackhawk Realty.

The application form can be found here: FIN 393 Application 2016

Please complete the form and return it to:
Mary Ann Hocter
Fax: (312) 362.6566

You can also submit the application at the reception desk of the Finance Department, Suite 5500.