Master of Finance
As an MFin student, you’ll benefit from the guidance of experienced career advisors and customized resources as you design a plan to achieve your career goals. With support from the MIT Sloan Career Development Office, and the MIT Career Advising & Professional Development, you will develop career skills critical for today’s competitive job market.
As an incoming student, you’ll receive access to MIT Sloan’s online career resources up to two months before you arrive on campus to help you prepare for your job search. We encourage you to get a head start: explore career paths, familiarize yourself with career and research resources, watch career educational videos, prepare your MFin resume and receive virtual feedback from a career advisor. We also offer a strengths assessment that reveals your top 5 strengths and how you can leverage those strengths to build a successful career. Knowing your strengths helps you focus your career and convey your unique value to a company.
Customized Career Communities, Opportunities, and Resources
Upon matriculation, you will gain full access to Your CDO, a collaborative hub for MIT Sloan’s career activities and expertise, on campus and around the world. Your CDO features the CDO’s extensive collection of online resources for career exploration, industry research, and interview preparation. On Your CDO, you will find targeted career information just for MFins, as well as resources for industry research, affinity communities (international students, diversity & inclusion) and career-related club events. Through Your CDO, you will also have access to the CDO’s career management platform, Career Central, to sign up for career and recruiting events, apply for jobs, find company contacts, sign up for individual career advising, and more.
On-Demand, and AI-Enabled Career Tools
The CDO offers industry-leading career resources, including AI-enabled resume and LinkedIn profile review tools. See how well your resume and LinkedIn profile market your key business competencies, by using these tools that we collaborated to develop specifically for MFins. Throught Your CDO, you will have access to career resources on-demand, available to you when you need them the most!
MFin Career Boot Camp
During Orientation, your MFin experience begins with a day-long program of career activities to help you learn about career opportunities in finance and resources at MIT. This immersive experience prepares for the next step in your career with opportunities to refine your personal career story, learn about recruiting processes, network with industry professionals and benefit from hearing their experiences and advice.
Career Education Programs Designed to Build Your Career Toolkit
Our goal in the CDO is to help you develop a Career Toolkit with core skills in: Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn, Networking, Behavioral and Technical Interviews, Evaluating and Negotiating Offers.
We offer customized MFin career workshops throughout your academic program, providing you with the necessary tools and information when need them.
Choose the sessions you need to prepare for a successful search: self-assessment, career exploration and planning, navigating career websites and sourcing job opportunities, networking, persuasive communication, interviewing, and negotiation. Our workshops will help you identify your strengths, focus your interests, and build your career management toolkit.
Company and Networking Events
The CDO organizes company presentations, company office hours/coffee chats, industry fairs, and networking events to help you explore opportunities that you may not have considered before. The CDO connects you with industry professionals to support you in making the best possible career decisions.
During the summer, visit New York City with your classmates to attend an exclusive MFin event sponsored by a bulge bracket bank. This great opportunity will allow you to network with industry professionals and learn about the finance industry and career opportunities.
Don’t miss our flagship annual MFin Networking Night during the fall. This event is exclusive to MFins and an opportunity to meet dozens of firms who attend specifically to get to know you! MIT Sloan also hosts a Career Fair in the spring, often highlighting new and fast-growing companies with recently posted opportunities.
Access to MIT’s Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD)
As an MFin student, you have access to both the MIT Sloan CDO and MIT’s CAPD for job postings, company events, and interview opportunities. Attend CAPD’s largest event, the MIT Career Fair, in September for a valuable opportunity to network with hundreds of companies.
Leverage the Alumni Network for Your Job Search
As an MFin, you will join the greater MIT community with nearly 1,000 MFin alumni and 25,000 MIT alumni. Get advice, insight and help with preparing for interviews from alumni through the MIT Alumni Advisors Hub.
MIT Sloan attracts recruiters from sought-after companies across industry, including asset management, investment banking, corporate finance, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, big data and analytics, fintech, and more. MFins are exposed to roles at both buy-side and sell-side firms, as well as in industry.
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 alternative avenues, including job postings, alumni contacts, and networking events.
MFins are successful in the job market. In 2018, 99% of MFins accepted positions within six months of graduation and 100% of internship-seeking students conducted internships. For full-time employment, the top 5 finance functions were IBD/Transaction Advisory (28%), Quantitative Analysis (21%), Asset Management (17%), and Financial Services/Economic Consulting (11%), and FinTech/Other Finance (7%).
Recent MFin graduates have accepted offers from AQR Capital Management, Balyasny Asset Management, BAML, Barclays, BlackRock, Blackstone, Capula Investment Management, Citadel, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, IMC Trading, Jump Trading, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, PanAgora Asset Management, and State Street.
MIT Sloan student clubs organize activities that host corporate leaders. These activities range from guest speakers to trips to companies’ headquarters to meet with executives. Some of the most popular clubs for Master of Finance students are the Investment Banking Club, the Investment Management Club, the Quantitative Financial Markets Club and the Venture Capital and Private Equity Club.
Alumni Career Services and the MIT Sloan Alumni Network
The MIT Sloan CDO is dedicated to lifelong career support for MIT Sloan alumni, offering advising, online resources, and webinars on key topics, including career management and salary negotiation.
MIT Sloan graduates are also supported by a strong alumni network. MIT Sloan alumni have built a strong tradition of helping current students with career planning, networking, and job search activities. With nearly 25,000 alumni, the MIT Sloan alumni network is a valuable lifelong resource for both students and graduates.