Finance Career Forum – Networking Opportunity

Are you interested in learning more about the field of finance?  Would you like to network with Tufts alumni working in finance?  Come to the Finance Career Forum!  All class years welcome.

  • To connect with Tufts alumni working in finance
  • Learn about the financial services industry, organizations, emerging trends and roles
  • Explore finance as a possible career path
  • Strengthen and build confidence in communication and networking competencies
  • Connect with others who are interested in the same career fields
  • (Note: There is no need to bring a resume to this networking event)

5 Tips to Prepare & Make the Most of Finance Career Forum:

1.) Prepare in advance by learning about the financial services industry

Forte Foundation has excellent industry guides for students.  Check out this Forte finance guide which breaks down what “sell side” and “buy side” mean, the difference between investment banking, investment management, private equity, hedge funds, and more!

2.) Research companies prior to the event

Take a look at the list of firms where alumni work who are attending the event.  Check out company websites to learn about the individual firm and to see if they have positions posted and the associated deadlines.  Keep in mind that many banks are recruiting now for internships to start in Summer 2025!

3.) During the event, take notes during the alumni panel

We will start out with a panel discussion with Tufts alumni with experience working at different firms.  This will be your opportunity to learn from industry professionals about a current topic in financial services. Taking notes will help you brainstorm questions to ask in the open networking portion of the event.

4.) Prepare a few questions to ask alumni during open networking

During the open networking portion of the event, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of Tufts alumni.  Try to brainstorm some specific questions in advance.

Here are a few sample questions to get you started:

  • What does a typical workday look like for you?
  • What do you love about your job? What do you find challenging?
  • Were there any Tufts experiences that helped you prepare for what you do now?
  • What should a student in my position do if I’d like to pursue a path similar to yours?
  • What kinds of skills and experiences do employers in your line of work look for?
  • What advice would you give your undergrad self if you could?

You may also have specific questions related to your own experience or major.

5.) Send thank you messages 

Some alumni will provide their contact information to students who have further questions after the event. If not, you likely will still be able to find their profiles on LinkedIn. You can send a professional “thank you” message to thank them for participating in the event and reference a specific anecdote or example from your conversation that you found particularly helpful. We have some general “thank you” messages for networking contacts on our website that you can edit to fit this occasion.

Please register for the Finance Career Forum!

Finance Career Forum
Saturday, March 2nd, 12:00pm – 2:00pm EST (*Check in at 11:45am)

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By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative