Master of Finance
As an MFin student, you’ll benefit from a range of career development services to help you achieve your career goals. Through the MIT Sloan Career Development Office, and the MIT Career Advising & Professional Development, you’ll have access to resources and programs designed to assist you in developing the skills and strategies critical for today’s competitive job market.
Early Online Access
Incoming students have access to MIT Sloan online career resources up to two months before they arrive on campus to get a head start on exploring career paths, familiarizing themselves with resources and preparing job search materials.
Your MFin experience begins with a one-week orientation that provides an opportunity to bond with your classmates and includes activities acclimating you to our campus and preparing you for your time with us.
A full day of career workshops during orientation week provides you with an immersion in the resources you’ll need to be successful in your career search, including coaching on telling your personal story, networking opportunities with peers and staff, and special guest appearances from the finance profession.
Career Core is an intensive eight-week program designed to help you launch your search efforts. Drawing on the expertise of CDO staff and our partners, Career Core provides valuable experience in self-assessment, career planning, networking, persuasive communication, interviewing, and negotiation. Sessions help students identify their strengths, focus their interests, and refine their career management skills.
Through company presentations and networking events sponsored by the CDO, students will have the chance to explore industries and sectors they may not have considered before. The CDO works to expose students to professionals from all realms of the business and finance world in order to assist students in making the best possible career decisions. Our MFin Networking Night, held in the fall, is a wonderful opportunity for students to connect with dozens of firms who attend specifically to get to know MFin students.
On-Demand Career Management Materials
The CDO offers a vast collection of electronic media with information on career exploration, industry guides, and the interview process. Upon matriculation, students gain access to the CDO’s web pages that link to a broad range of career information and tools. During recruiting season, MIT Sloan’s career management software platform, Career Central, allows students to review and sign up for career activities, apply for jobs, find company contacts, schedule an interview, or sign up for individual career advising.
MIT Sloan student clubs organize many activities that bring students together with corporate leaders. These activities range from single-day events, such as visits from guest speakers in classes or seminars, to more involved trips to companies’ headquarters to meet with executives. The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the world-renowned MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition provide opportunities for students to work with entrepreneurs.
Many of our top recruiters showcase their companies to students through formal presentations and informal office hours. These presentations provide a great on-campus opportunity for MIT Sloan students to network with corporate leaders and to gain further insight into potential sectors and employers.
On-Campus Recruiting Program
On-campus recruiting provides an excellent opportunity for employers and students to connect right here in Cambridge. MIT Sloan attracts recruiters from a variety of sought-after companies, with opportunities among asset managers, consulting firms, investment and corporate banks, brokerage firms, financial data providers, ratings firms, hedge funds, venture capitalists, insurance companies, public institutions, fintech, and more. Recruiters across industries recruit students through MIT Sloan, exposing you to a wider variety of career paths available in finance.
On-campus recruiting is a powerful tool for both students and companies, but it isn't the only path to finding a rewarding career. Many students secure positions through a variety of alternative avenues, including job postings, alumni contacts, networking events, and other search strategies.
Companies from around the globe send job postings to the CDO that cover the complete spectrum of industries, job functions, and geographic regions. Last year, we posted over 1,000 finance opportunities on MIT Sloan's electronic job board site. Specifically for MFins, there were 867 finance opportunities posted from July 2016 through June 2017 on MIT Sloan's electronic job board. At MIT's main campus, companies extended over 200 invitations to interview to MFin students. Small and midsize companies often use MIT Sloan-targeted job postings as a recruiting strategy, offering students a window to many unique and challenging careers.
Held each April, the MIT Sloan Career Fair offers students a unique opportunity to network and interview with numerous companies in a single day.
MIT Sloan Alumni Network
MIT Sloan graduates have built a strong tradition of helping current students with career planning, networking, and job search activities. Twenty-three thousand strong, the MIT Sloan alumni network is a valuable lifelong resource for both students and graduates.
Career Resource Center
The Career Resource Center offers an expansive collection of both print and electronic career-related resources, including numerous online databases and information systems. In addition to a variety of business periodicals and career-related books, the center has a rich repository of past students' resume books to help students craft a powerful message to target firms.