Finding Your Career

The MS in Financial Risk Management degree prepares students for a variety of job opportunities.  Below are some resources to help you explore those options.

UConn Resources

  • One-on-one career counseling by staff
  • Career search, resume building, interview training and networking workshops hosted by staff
  • Bloomberg training
  • MATLAB, VBA and other software training
  • “HuskyCareerPrep” online career modules covering topics that include networking coaching, interview prep & video practice, salary data, etc.
  • “HuskyCareerLink” online job postings
  • “Going Global” online global career & employment information
  • “Evisions” thought leaders and practitioners webinar library
  • “Vault” online company information
  • GARP Career Center

 UConn Networking & Career Events

  • “Meet the Professionals” pre-class dinner discussions with a very wide range of business executives who share their career experiences.
  • Topic-specific career workshops
  • MSFRM Program alumni/student get-togethers
  • ASCEND career events (a Pan-Asian young professionals organization)
  • CFA career events
  • 35,000-plus UConn School of Business alumni

Other Resources

  • Job Shadow
    • Job Shadow allows you to read real interviews and shadow people’s jobs online.
  • CFI Career Map
    • CFI Career Map allows you to discover finance career paths via an interactive, well laid out map.
  • Kaplan Financial
  • Learn How to Become
    • Find information on average salary, job growth and prospects, and helpful certifications for positions that interest you.

Job Search

Graduates have found positions in Banks (sell side), Institutions (buy side) and Corporations (issuers).

Student have found the following roles:

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Portfolio Management
  • Research
  • Corporate Development
  • Commercial Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Hedge Funds
  • Trading
  • Financial Planning

The following websites assist students in finding job and internship opportunities:

Wall Street Oasis
One Wire
Careers in Finance
E-Financial Careers

Self-Assessment Tools

Below are tools to assist in self-assessment, discovering career paths/options and obtaining relevant certifications that may assist in your career planning

Self-assessment is an integral first step to planning you career.  Knowing and being able to communicate your interests, skills and values assists greatly in understanding your desired career path.

  • Myers Briggs Personality Type
    • The Myers Briggs Personality Test is a valuation process that assesses certain aspects of one’s personality.  It is based off of C. G. Jung’s theory on personality and can be used to match your personality to job positions.
    • Myers Briggs Personality Test
  • Jung Personality Test
    • This test is based on two systems for evaluating personality.  Specifically, Jungian Cognitive Functions and Personal Dichotomies.  You may take the exam using the link below:
    • Jung Personality Test

Other

The below websites are other resources students may find helpful in their career journey.