Career Exploration

Discover Your Path

The Financial Services Industry has a vast array of industry opportunities within the field. Curious about what the “right path” for you might be? Take the “Finding a Career in Finance” quiz! Also, check out the “Road Map to Finding a Career in Finance” roadmap to explore more. Get started by completing “Step 1” which will help you determine if you might be interested in Investment Banking or not. Depending on that self-discovery, you can then follow the IB or Non-IB Track. Of course, these are just suggestions to help you start to think through your interests, so please feel free to review all potential paths. If you get stuck or have questions, feel free to contact the Boehly Center to help!

Finance Career Quiz

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Roadmap

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Step 1

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IB

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Non-IB

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More Resources

Firsthand

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Glassdoor

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Formerly Vault, Firsthand provides guides on key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career and getting your foot in the door. Each volume is loaded with up-to-date information on industry trends, employment and earnings statistics, and what employers look for in job candidates. There are also guides on interview preparation. This resource is provided thanks to the Cohen Career Center at William & Mary.

To access the guides for free, students must create a Firsthand account using their W&M email address.

Glassdoor provides an “inside look” at companies. Information on Glassdoor is often provided anonymously by current and former employees. Information on company culture, reviews and salaries can often be found. In addition, Glassdoor now has their own job posting platform where you can search for opportunities.

The Forage

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Career Guides

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The Forage is  a free site that gives students access to project based learning, sponsored by various companies. It’s a great way to get exposure to a company and to learn a bit more about culture, as well as gain some skills.

These career guides are broken down into the five business major areas and intended to give students an overview of the accompanying career paths associated with each area.