Finance, Hedge Funds, Real Estate, Private Equity, Venture Capital

Within the field of finance, you can choose to work as part of the “corporate finance staff” of an organization or a company that provides “financial services” to individuals, groups, institutions, or organizations. Some functions or industry sectors most commonly associated with finance include Commercial Banking, Corporate Finance, Financial Planning, Insurance, Investment Banking, Investment Management, and Proprietary (“Prop”) Trading.

Finding Internships

The Wall Street investment banks have large junior internship programs and hire for full-time largely from their summer internship class. These internships are competitive, as both students and employers hope that the junior internship results in a full-time job. They look for high achievement and a demonstrated interest in finance and financial markets, which can be established through coursework, involvement in student organizations, participation in employer-led networking and educational events, as well as previous internship or externship experience in the broadly defined realm of financial services. Other types of financial institutions, asset management firms, hedge funds, trading firms, private equity, and venture capital firms may also have summer internships.

John O’Leary, Statistics

What are your post-graduation plans?
Tudor Investment CorporationWhat is your anticipated job title or function?
Quantitative Portfolio ManagerWhat advice do you have for Harvard GSAS students, now that you are graduating?
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Andrew S. Folsom, ALM Finance

Where will you be living next year, and what will you be doing?
San Diego, CA – I will be continuing work as a forensic CPA. When called as an expert witness, I will proudly have my Harvard Extension degree …

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Olivia Price, A.B., Economics

Where are you located now?

New York City, NY

What are you doing?

I am working at NBCUniversal Media, LLC as part of their Ad Sales Associates Program! I am rotating onto two different teams within the Advertising Sales department …

By Kara Blackwell
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