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Making the Transition from Engineering to Wall Street: What You Need to Know

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Summary: Find out how you can leverage your engineering degree and experience, as well as your MBA, into a job offer in finance.

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Question: I have a B.S. in chemical engineering and two years of experience in the fertilizer industry as a process engineer. I’m currently finishing an MBA with an emphasis in MIS and finance. I also have a good command of various software packages and database management systems. I want to find a job that’s primarily related to finance but utilizes my IS skills. Do you think I’ll be able to find one?

Answer: The typical entry-level job in finance these days for new MBAs is a financial analyst, and the majority of those positions require some level of IT expertise. Given your technical background and MIS emphasis in grad school, you should have no trouble finding a job that lets you combine the two skills you enjoy using most.

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