Career Planning for Students

Published on: Apr 7, 2020

CFA Institute has a wide global network of 170,000+ Charterholders and 150+ CFA Societies. 25,000+ Firms employ Charterholders. Our Charterholders hold positions of influence in most leading investment management firms in the industry. Many have enjoyed highly successful career progression from entering the profession to managing some of the world’s largest investment funds. We would like to share with you experience and knowledge of careers in finance and investment to help you bridge the gap between university and the world of work.

Trying to determine exactly what you want roles in finance to aim for and developing a strong career plan can be difficult. Understanding the finance world can also be confusing – even after several years of study. There is a lot of jargon and job roles are often unclear from the outside. Knowing which jobs are best fitted for you and your skill set can be challenging. It is important to understand what you are expecting from your ideal work life and how to achieve it. Our job role descriptions and skills analysis can help guide you on the best career path to meet your personal objectives.

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Explore our 5 steps to career planning for students:

1.            Preparing For Your Career: Getting a Head Start

2.            Exploring Opportunities

3.            Applying For a Job

4.            The Interview Process

5.            In The Workplace



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