Professionals working in finance affect almost every aspect of business-indeed, of life itself-because money still does make the world go round. Consider the impact these financial practitioners have made:

  • Corporate finance officers help their companies raise capital that finances new plants and new products, resulting in new jobs
  • Public finance professionals raise money to build roads, bridges, schools and hospitals
  • Lending officers at banks, savings and loans, and credit unions help their customers finance homes or college educations
  • Portfolio managers invest the retirement funds of millions of people, helping them achieve their financial goals

For more details on the resources available, please scroll down:

  • Finance Career Websites
  • Reading List on Jobs in Finance
  • Reading List for Investment Banking
  • UA Career Services
  • Job Search Process
  • Creating Your Resume

Finance Career Websites

A number of career websites have information on the day-to-day activities of financial jobs within these industries, as well as the educational requirements of various types of positions.

Reading List on Jobs in Finance

  • "Finance 2001," Harvard Business School Career Guide
  • "Resumes for Banking and Financial Careers," VGM Career Horizons
  • "Heard on the Street: Quantitative Questions from Wall Street Job Interviews," by Timothy Falcon Crack
  • "Your Successful Real Estate Career," by Kenneth Edwards
  • "Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook," by Josh Lerner
  • "Job Seekers Guide to Wall Street Recruiters," by Christopher Hunt and Scott Scanlon
  • "Fast Track: The Insider's Guide to Winning jobs in Management Consulting, Investment Banking and Securities Trading," by Miriam Naficy

Reading List for Investment Banking

  • "Den of Thieves," by James B. Stewart
  • "Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street," by Michael Lewis
  • "Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle," by John Rolfe, Peter Troob

UA Career Services

Students will want to make extensive use of The University of Arizona Career Services interviewing schedule and profiling, in addition to tips on the career and job search.

For full-time job interviews, sign up for a Career Services student account at the start of the Master's in Finance program. For the specific steps to using UA Career Services and required resume reviews check the Job Search Process webpage.

Creating Your Resume

As Joann S. Lublin wrote in her article published April 29, 2003 in the Wall Street Journal "Managing Your Career" column, your resume is your marketing tool. It needs to be concise (one page) with an objective tailored to the company's specific needs and should focus on tangible accomplishments and cutting-edge skills.

Career Services has lots of tools to assist with drafting your resume. Both Career Services and the department Program Coordinator can help you refine your resume.