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Monday, February 6, 2017

Visit NYC *and* Learn About Careers In Finance

Did you know that many L&S alumni have found themselves in financial services career paths? Finance careers are not just for business majors!

Skills/attributes include: people skills, writing, work ethic, ability to influence others, research, and an aptitude for numbers. 

Are you interested in an internship (and ultimately a career) in financial services?

Are you a sophomore/junior looking for an internship the summer of 2018? Yes, that’s right 2018. Finance internship recruitment starts early! Applications open a whole year before the internship!

What are the areas of financial services? Corporate finance, commercial banking, investment banking, wealth management, asset management, equity research, and sales/training.  Learn more after the cut!

Through the Badgers in Finance Initiative, UW-Madison has the goal of bringing 15-20 students out to New York to meet with a variety of companies in the financial services industry and network and learn from alumni in the field. Most expenses will be covered and scholarships for those with financial need are also available.

Dates of New York Trek: April 17-20, 2017
*L&S Career Services would be happy to write a letter explaining this program to your professors since it will take place when classes are in session.*

Timeline:
Application due: February 24
Notifications go out to those selected: March 10
Student commitment deadline: March 17
Mandatory training workshop: Week of April 3 (Dates and Times TBD)
Mandatory training workshop (mock networking situation): Week of April 10
Trek: April 17-20

Selection Criteria:
- Minimum 3.2 GPA
- Skills/attributes conveyed via resume and/or application:         
- Critical thinking
- Analytical
- Communication (oral and written)
- Passion for financial services/finance

Application:
- Can be found on BuckyNet. Search for listing #120944 (Don’t have a BuckyNet account? Click here)
- 1 page resume and uploaded to BuckyNet.
- Completed application (see attachment in BuckyNet), complete, and upload to BuckyNet
- 2 minute video answering the question, “How would this trek affect your future career goals?”
Please upload to YouTube and include the shared link in your application. If you would prefer to keep the video private, please “share” via email and send to both jamie.finco@wisc.edu AND andrea.lowe@wisc.edu by the application deadline. If you need assistance with obtaining equipment to create your video (e.g. iPad), check out UW InfoLabs Equipment Checkout System at this website

Underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions? Contact me:
Andrea Lowe
Director of Career Advising & Communities
L&S Career Initiative and Career Services

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