Careers in Investment

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in investment? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Investment Careers

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When you think investment, you might think “lots of money”. And while it’s true that people who work in investment deal with lots of money (and in some cases make lots of money), not everyone working in investment works with millions of dollars. If you’re interested in a career in investment, here are a few options:

Investment banking is the one that springs to mind most immediately: working with companies and their assets. As a recent grad you’ll likely start out as an analyst and work your way up. This job invites only the best and demands long hours, but pays very well.

You can also become a financial planner, a generalist who coordinates and makes sense of a wealthy individual’s recommendations from all their financial advisors. Depending on the state you may need a license to become a financial planner. Another option is to become a securities analyst and research various companies’ prospects in an industry.

You’ll need a bachelor’s degree and lots of initiative for all of these jobs, as many of them are performance-based, so get your hustle on.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Investment

Defy Ventures Logo

Defy Ventures - Defy Ventures is an NYC non-profit that provides people "who have criminal histories with life-changing entrepreneurship, leadership, and career opportunities.”

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Trefis - Trefis is a Boston, MA based company that has developed a set of tools that “helps you understand how a company’s products impact its stock price.”

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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation - Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is an Agoura Hills, CA based non-profit “family foundation established in 1944 by the man who started Hilton Hotels.”

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eVestment - eVestment is a Marietta, GA based company that provides "insight and intelligence to the institutional investing community through" data and analytics tools.

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Mercy Corps - Mercy Corps, a Portland, OR non-profit, helps “people in the world’s toughest places survive the crises they confront and turn them into opportunities to thrive.”

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Bailard - Bailard is a Foster City, CA based “employee-owned investment firm that has served institutions and private investors for over forty years.”

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No current job openings.

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The Rockefeller Foundation - The Rockefeller Foundation is based in New York, NY and is putting its $3+ billion endowment to work promoting "the well-being of humanity throughout the world.”

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Job TitleLocation
Data Control AssistantNew York, NY
Cook 3 - Williamsburg InnWilliamsburg, VA
Research Technician INew York, NY
Research AideNew York, NY
Research AnalystNew York, NY
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CB Insights Logo

CB Insights - CB Insights is based in NYC and “helps you track the world’s most promising private companies, their investors, their acquirers and the industries they compete in.”

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SmartAsset - SmartAsset is a New York, NY based company that provides “all the information and analysis you need to make the best possible financial decisions.”

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Job TitleLocation
Editorial AssistantNew York, NY
VP, Business DevelopmentNew York, NY
Office ManagerNew York, NY
SEO/PR SpecialistNew York, NY
Director of SalesNew York, NY
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Chopper Trading Logo

Chopper Trading - Chopper Trading is a Chicago, IL “technology-based proprietary trading firm that operates in a range of global markets and trades on several major exchanges.”

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AxialMarket - AxialMarket is a New York, NY based company that “is revolutionizing the capital formation process for private companies.”

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No current job openings.

Belvedere Trading Logo

Belvedere Trading - Belvedere Trading is a Chicago, IL based proprietary trading firm that has been specializing “in equity index and commodity derivatives” since 2002

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Blueleaf - Blueleaf is a Cambridge, MA based company that provides super simple software that helps financial advisors more easily communicate information to clients.

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Job TitleLocation
Loan Officer AssistantChicago, IL
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ByAllAccounts Logo

ByAllAccounts - ByAllAccounts is a Woburn, MA company that offers a technology solution that aggregates “account data from virtually any online financial source.”

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Benzinga Logo

Benzinga - Benzinga is "an innovative news and analysis service that focuses on global markets," and they have some fantastic jobs for new and recent college grads.

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YCharts Logo

YCharts - Interested in investing? YCharts is a company that provides investors with easy access to objective information, and they're hiring.

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Medallion Financial Group Logo

Medallion Financial Group - Medallion Financial is a NYC based company that helps taxi cab drivers finance their businesses, and they have some interesting job opportunities.

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Kickstarter - If you’d like to be part of that growth and you love the idea of helping make creative projects happen, you have to take a look at Kickstarter’s Jobs page.

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AlphaMetrix Logo

AlphaMetrix - AlphaMetrix is a rapidly growing Chicago company that helps provide investors with transparency into how hedge funds invest their money, and they're hiring.

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No current job openings.

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The Receivables Exchange - The Receivable Exchange’s aims to "be the most trusted capital market in the world for small and mid-sized businesses,” and they're hiring new grads to help.

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Sandbox Industries Logo

Sandbox Industries - If you’re intrigued by venture capital but more interested in building businesses than buying pieces of businesses, Sandbox Industries might be a fit for you.

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SecondMarket Logo

SecondMarket - If you find markets and high finance fascinating, then a job at SecondMarket might be a perfect fit for you.

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Root Capital Logo

Root Capital - If you’re excited about international development, but also like the free market approach to investment, then you should check out Root Capital’s Jobs page.

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Lattice Engines Logo

Lattice Engines - Judging from Lattice Engines’ Jobs page, they’re looking for extremely smart, quantitatively minded people.

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Lowercase Capital Logo

Lowercase Capital - Ranchhands is what Lowercase Capital calls their Jobs page, and right now they’re looking for a Cowpoke/Intern.

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OpenView Venture Partners

OpenView Venture Partners - Considering working at OpenView Venture Partners? Check out their Jobs page. They’re looking for a Market Research Analyst and open to hiring a new grad.

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Union Square Ventures - Typically Venture Capital is an extremely difficult field to break into, but I just got word that Union Square Ventures is hiring, so I'm sharing it with you.

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Job TitleLocation
InternSan Francisco, CA
Games Tester (mobile)San Francisco, CA
Community Operations ManagerNew York, NY
UX Researcher and Usability Test FacilitatorSan Francisco, CA
Product ManagerSan Francisco, CA
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Jump Trading - Jump Trading relies heavily on entry level talent, which is why College Recruiting is one of the main sections on their site.

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