From financial analyst to money management, a career in finance can be launched from a variety of majors and interest areas. With this sector of the economy growing faster than average, there are plenty of job opportunities too!

Industry Information

Industry Resources

  • Investopedia – A comprehensive, complimentary site full of educational and news-related resources in finance.
  • “Becoming a Financial Analyst” – A step-by-step guide article from Investopedia outlining the steps one should take if interested in becoming a financial analyst.
  • Financial Analyst Tests – These tests are post-graduate examinations individuals must pass for the purpose of industry certification.
    • Securities Industry Essentials Exam (SIE) – A new pre-requisite exam to the Series 7 required starting October 2018.
    • Series 7 – A federally mandated exam for those pursuing careers in stockbroking and the sale of securities products.
    • Series 6 – An exam that entitles individuals with a securities license that permits the selling of products like annuities and mutual funds on behalf of a company.
    • CFA Exam – The “gold standard” accreditation for financial analysts that which tests individuals on their understanding of finance, economics, and finance ethics.


LinkedIn WU Community for Finance

Job and Internship Search Resources

Job Boards

  • eFinancialCareers – An international job postings board for a variety of careers in finance.
  • FinancialJobBank – A domestic job postings board for finance careers.
  • Handshake – Job and Career Resources for Willamette students
  • Indeed – A comprehensive job search resource, narrowing and using search feature is strongly encouraged.
  • LinkedIn Finance Job Search – A LinkedIn job search for finance careers.
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