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Finance

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Explore & Make Connections

Talking to alumni in financial services can help you make informed choices and potentially open doors. Join Swatties Helping Swatties and conduct informational interviews to enhance your career journey. Make an appointment to chat with an advisor about this field.

Learn & Apply

Browse the industry guides to learn more about types of roles, organizations and skills valued by employers. Look for internships and jobs on Handshake, where you can also browse employers and industry-specific events. Understand the Finance College Prep Timeline and ACCELERATED DEADLINES – start early.

Casual Fridays with Buying Simplified

Buying Simplified is a financial service organization with a mission aimed at helping finance and procurement teams lower costs and improve service levels. Their services allow clients to focus on their core activities while they are able to manage their …

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Level Up your professional and technical skills

Swarthmore Career Services is again collaborating with TriCo partners, Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College, career centers to bring skills training from Haverford alum Panos Panidis of Aesop Academy. Panos is himself an entrepreneur who, after several years working in …

By Kristie Beucler
Kristie Beucler Associate Director, Career Education
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What Is a Profit and Loss (P&L) Statement?

A P&L statement, also known as a profit and loss statement or income statement, is a financial document that explains a company’s financial health for a given accounting period. Finance professionals often use P&L statements in investment banking, corporate finance, …

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11 Financial Analyst Interview Questions (and Answers!)

Financial analyst interview questions are a mix of technical questions designed to test your hard skills and behavioral questions that help the employer know if you have the soft skills to fit in with the company culture. You’ll likely need …

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Internships in Finance: What do I do if I didn’t get my dream internship?

So you didn’t get accepted to the Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Program or any “Big Bank” internship for that matter, or maybe you were just too late to the application process. What do you do now?

First and foremost, don’t …

By Ben Lee
Ben Lee Career Fellow
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Employer & Interview Insights

Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, 9th Edition

The Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, Ninth Edition is a must-have resource for anyone seeking a job with an investment …

Vault Guide to Real Estate Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Investment Management Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Investment Banking Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Mutual Funds Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Accounting Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Taught by Mike Figliuolo
View Mike’s LinkedIn Newsletter Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can spark rapid growth and help businesses add promising new capabilities. But…

Interview Tips for Finance Professionals

Taught by Jena Viviano
Interviewing for a role in the financial industry can be a nerve-wracking experience. Interviewers ask a ton of complex questions…

Customer Insights and Consumer Analytics for Organizations: Tools and Analysis

Taught by Chris DallaVilla
To build products that resonate with customers, companies must first understand where their audience is coming from. What do their…

Corporate Finance: Robust Financial Modeling

Taught by Joshua Rischin
Creating a sound financial model can empower businesspeople and organizations to make informed decisions on a quantitative level. Learn how…

Corporate Finance Foundations

Taught by Earl Stice
The financial choices a company makes can impact its performance and valuation—which makes corporate finance an important topic for executives,…

Budgeting in Real Life

Taught by Madecraft
Most budgets fail. But it’s not because the people who made them failed—it’s because they were set up to fail.…

Lessons from the World of Sports Analytics

Taught by Ben Sullins
If you’re a sports fan and a data geek at heart, you may have thought about your dream career. You…

Meta-analysis for Data Science and Business Analytics

Taught by Conrad Carlberg
In a world where nearly everyone uses data to inform their business methodologies, an emerging consensus is that more emphasis…

Financial Modeling Foundations

Taught by Michael McDonald
By distilling key information regarding cash flow levels and risks, financial modeling helps decision-makers make informed choices based on data…

Finance Foundations: Business Valuation

Taught by Earl Stice
Do you know the value of your business? Business valuation is critical when selling a small business, bringing on a…

Excel for Banking Professionals

Taught by Michael McDonald
Across the world of banking and finance, Excel is simply indispensable. This critical tool serves as a blank canvas for…

Swarthmore & External Resources

SwatLink: Find Your People

SwatLink makes networking and mentoring that much easier. This closed, online networking and mentoring community facilitates natural connections between Swarthmore …

How to prepare for a HireVue interview, written by the Corporate Finance Institute team

Financial Services firms hire for interns extremely far (more than a year) in advance. This can create a process that …

Wall Street Prep

Wall Street Prep is the trusted training provider for the world’s top investment banks, private equity firms, Fortune 1000 companies …

Contact & Location

Phone
(610) 328–8352
Address

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Parrish Hall 135
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Office closed daily from 12–1pm for lunch.