Finance academy participants are driven students looking for the opportunity to work on Wall Street, in corporate America, or in multinational corporations to drive local and global economies ethically. Close partnerships with professionals from companies like J.P. Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs help students build a strong career platform.

Getting Started in Finance

PDF Document: clickable image to Finance Academy GuideThis guide gives you a basic guideline for what you should do in your freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year to be on track for a fulfilling career in finance, investment banking or economics. Finance students should expect a more rigid career path than some of their peers: recruiting is heavily in fall for both internships and jobs, and many students have an internship after their sophomore and/or junior year which leads to a final job offer. The best way to keep up is to attend Finance Academy events and networking sessions when possible, especially Finance Career Week, normally held in spring. PDF Document: PDF Document: Download the guide here.

Finance Academy Staff

Caroline Kelly, Career Coach
Alayna Hayes, Employer Engagement Lead

Major Spring 2018 Events

Foundational Career Labs: Starting Jan. 11
January: Financial Literacy Intersession Course
Feb. 5: M&T Bank Info Session
Feb. 7: Finance Academy Meet-up, topic TBD
March 14: Finance Academy Meet-up, topic TBD
April or May: Preparing for Finance recruiting over the summer
Finance Career Week: April 2-6, 2018
*Academy drop-ins every two weeks
More TBA in February.

Find and RSVP for events by searching “finance” in the Handshake events section.

Who is a Finance Student?

Siwei Bian Finance

Siwei Bian
WSE ’18
Economics and Applied Math and Statistics

“I was able to apply what [other Finance Academy students] suggested directly to my recruitment process the following fall,” Bian says, and she succeeded in securing an internship.


Academy Week

April 2-6, 2018

More details coming in spring!