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The Finance Career Cluster prepares students for careers in planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.  These careers closely align with careers in Connecticut's Insurance and Financial Services Industry Cluster.


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3 Accomplished People Who Dropped Out of Wharton

Read about Warren Buffett, David Sklansky, and Nelson Peltz.

Branding Your Economics Major for the Job Search-Part 1
Katharine Brooks provides professional advice on how to do some marketing for your next career transition: finding a job.


Career Interview: Brazil correspondent, The Economist 
Read this interview with Helen Joyce as she shares her career path with a background in economics and statistics.

Career Overview: Securities Sales and Trading 
WetFeet discusses careers for people wanting to sell and trade stocks and securities: securities broker, branch manager, floor trader, and desk trader.

Career path: Accounting 
A 10-page guide from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business for careers in accounting, job search strategies, resume tips, and sample functional job interview questions.

Career path: Venture Capital  

A 6-page guide from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business for careers managing private equity and venture capital, from investigating career opportunities, to job search strategies, to tips for researching employers.


CareerOneStop – Career Videos for Finance 

Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop provides a wealth of information and videos for careers and workforce skills. View over two dozen finance career videos.

CareerOneStop Explore Careers: Salary Finder

Browse comparative wage/salary information available by occupation. Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that provides wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions. Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

Careers at the World Bank 
A 63-page study on recruitment strategies and qualification requirements at the World Bank.

Careers in Economics's site for careers related to the field of economics, and be sure to check out the "related topics" links. 

CAREERwise Education Careers in Finance  {NEW!}

This web page has 30+ career paths within this cluster. Click here to learn more on this cluster.


Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services – Why CT?

Connecticut maintains a strong leadership in the insurance and financial services sector, making this state an ideal location to initiate and grow your career in a finance-related business.  Take a look at this "IFS Career Encyclopedia", a 16-page color brochure on entry-level careers and start your career path in one of Connecticut's successful industry clusters. 

CFO: Your Interviewing Guide  

Even chief executive officers have to interview their next job candidates: Read this guide, and be prepared. By Morgan-McKinley.

Exclusive Interview: Top Professional Trader Smita Sadana 
The CheatSheet presents a candid interview with professional risk trader, who shares career experience and offers wisdom for investing and trading.

Finance Director Oral Board Interview Questions  {NEW!}

Sample questions asked of interview candidates for municipal (city) finance directors.

Forensic Accounting Career Information provides career information you’ll need to enter the field of forensic accounting, where a remarkable curiosity, attention to detail, persistence, and the ability to think creatively and communicate effectively are key to working with the legal intrigue, mystery, and excitement of this career path.

Guide on International Development: Public Services Careers and Opportunities  
A 122-page guide from Harvard University Law School.

How to Become a Financial Advisor {NEW!}

Learn what it takes to advise people about managing finances.

How to Become a Stock Broker    {NEW!}

Learn what it takes to sell stocks.

Insurance Sales Agents
Description of the insurance sales agent career.


Interview: Former Stockbroker and Bond Trader Turned IB Analyst

Read this interview to see if you have the some of the qualities to be a successful stockbroker and bond trader.

Interview : The Commodity Trading Market & Job Opportunities 
Here's a GenevaBusinessNews interview with Eric Grolimund, a trainer for professionals who trade on commodities markets.

Interview with Ruth Porat  

Click here for the link to the 21-page transcript interview with Ruth Porat , then Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Morgan Stanley, before she was selected by Google. Yale University School of Management. Click here for Ruth Porat’s 4 tips to deal with a financial crisis.


Investment Banking Interview Questions 
Street of Walls provides a comprehensive list of questions and answers to career paths in this field of study. At the bottom of the web page the site also has additional banking career information so be sure to click on the arrows provided.


Junior Achievement 
This organization is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.  This site contains programs and curriculum geared toward elementary, middle, and high school students learning about finance, business, economics, and entrepreneurship.  There is also a JA Student Center resource where students have tools to become workforce ready. 

How to Become a Financial Advisor   {NEW!}
LearnToBecome web page with information on how to prepare for this career path.
How to Become a Stock Broker     {NEW!}
LearnToBecome web page with information on how to prepare for this career path.

Major in Economics 
See a 3:45 minute video on what does studying economics mean: studying the forces of choices that shape our world, often looking at economies of so many aspects that make communities and the world function every day.

NERA: Economic Consulting Interviews – Moving Up in a Down Economy  
Read this if you'd like to know more about how an economics major could become an international business consultant.

O*NET OnLine – Finance
This database lists some of the many occupations associated with each career cluster, providing summary information for each occupation regarding qualifications and education requirements, skills, abilities, job zones, common tasks and work activities, work values, work styles, interests, and related occupations.


People in Economics 
This International Monetary Fund web page is filled with audio and/or visual interviews with prominent men and women in the fields of economics and finance.


Public Finance, Part 2: A Day in the Life, Deals and Modeling, Exit Opportunities and More 

Mergers & Acquisitions presents daily life in the public investment banking finance sector. 


Real Estate Career – Mortgage Banker vs Mortgage Broker 
Careers Out There presents a 3-minute video on the differences of these two related jobs.

Risk Management 
This YouTube "Step-by-Step Guide to Risk Management" video explains the steps involved in identifying and then reducing or eliminating potential problems. A good sampling of how the kinds of decisions and impact risk managers can have in a workplace.

Role of the Management Accountant   {NEW!} provides career on this important profession.

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment and occupations in the industry, training and advancement, occupational outlook and trends, average earnings, and additional information. Be sure to check the 9 tabs at the top of that web page: Summary, What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, State & Area Data, Similar Occupations, and More Info.


Skip Tracer Careers 

If you like investigative and/or chase/seek/find games, consider a career as a bounty hunter! Chron gives a summary of this profession of financial collectors (also known as bill collectors, account collectors, “repo” jobs) related to contractual obligations. Related to law enforcement careers.
So You Want to Be a Finance Director  {NEW!}
See this 43-page coaching program about sample education and background and keys to successful interviewing.

The Path to Investment Banking  
LifeOnTheBuySide shares a candid interview with a real estate investment banker, and factors in a typical and atypical career paths.


Want To Be An Economist? 
Careers Out There presents educational backgrounds and what it takes work in economics.

What is Economics? 
Watch this 2:54 minute video to see if you'd like to pursue a career that involves economics (including, but not limited to, an economist).


What life is really like for a rookie Wall Street trader
EFinancial Careers shares a candid interview with a young stock trader trading options.

What's Up in Finance?
The Education Broadcasting Corporation's website presenting careers in finance and related jobs. Tabbed sections for games for students, lessons plans for educators, and other resources. 


Why Consider Becoming a Trader?   
80,000 Hours presents a candid interview about earnings, work life, and a typical day in the life of a Wall Street stock exchange trader.


Why Investment Banking?

Mergers&Acquisitions presents a candid page of advice for people heading directly to investment banking, or thinking of a career change.

"Why powerful women love Google, and why they leave it"

Read this article about the work environment and finding balance in life.


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