Suggestion #8: Join a Professional Association!
Joining a professional association is a great way to boost your networking efforts! Many professional organizations offer a free or reduced membership cost for students. Membership in a professional organization may include access to the following benefits:
Private LinkedIn Groups
Newsletters / Other Publications
Here are some finance-related professional associations to consider:
XR Terra, a talent accelerator and aggregator for companies focused on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies offers an affordable solution for university students to obtain training and real work experience in AR & VR development this summer.
They are offering a 12-week live, online AR & VR Developer Program with industry-expert instructors and live enterprise projects. 50% off scholarships are currently being offered to the June cohort for this 12-week program!
For more details and to apply, …
If you are a graduate student then the Pulsifer Graduate Career Development Center and Graduate Admissions office has you covered.
The Graduate Admissions office “offers a world-class MBA and selection of Master of Science programs in both leading and emerging fields spanning analytics, accounting, finance and technology. With a graduate degree from Bentley, you’ll be prepared to lead and succeed – today, tomorrow and wherever you go from there.”
This office can help you navigate the perfect program based on your …
Suggestion #7: Build your professional network!
No matter what stage you’re at in your career, having a strong professional network will pay major dividends.
Not sure what area of finance interests you most? Conduct informational interviews with professionals in a variety of areas to learn more about the day-to-day responsibilities, work-life balance, career path, company culture, and more.
Know exactly what you’re looking to do? Conduct informational interviews with professionals working in your target roles / at your target companies. They …
Suggestion #6: READ!
The world of finance is a source of endless material for writers and has resulted in fascinating stories. Check out this list of the Top 20 Best & Most Recommended Finance Books:
1. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing | Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig
2. Think and Grow Rich | Napoleon Hill
3. One Up On Wall Street | Peter Lynch
4. Security Analysis | Benjamin Graham and David Dodd
5. Rich Dad Poor Dad | Robert T. …
Congratulations to Arafat Rasheed for accepting a position at Athenahealth as a Human Resources Intern!
If you have not heard of Lime Connect, you have been missing out! They are an organization that’s rebranding disability through achievement. They work to connect high performing students with their corporate partners. Lime Connect also creates amazing resources to help our students at every step of the way.
With the current COVID-19 situation, they have developed an amazing resource for students about whether, when and how they should disclose their disability. Check out this amazing resource here. And, check …