The Department of Finance considers internships an essential part of a student's college education, and encourages all majors to do at least one internship before they graduate. According to the 2015-2016 Cap & Gown Graduate Survey, 80% of respondents from the Zarb School of Business within the Department of Finance completed at least one internship before they graduated.
Internships in finance provide our majors with hands-on experience in diverse and dynamic corporations and financial institutions. Hofstra's Long Island location provides ready access to New York City, one of the world's financial centers. Among the places where our recent students have secured internships are:
- CBS News
- Deutsche Bank
- Fox News
- Jones Lang LaSalle
- JP Morgan Chase & Co.
- Morgan Stanley
- Pfizer Inc.
- PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
- UBS Financial Services
Qualified students can earn three finance elective credits (Finance 185) while working on their internship. Students work a minimum of 100 hours during a semester, while writing an internship related research paper under the supervision of a finance faculty member.
A faculty member supervises the intern throughout the semester, meeting with him/her regularly. Students interested in earning elective credit for a finance internship meets with the department's internship coordinator who approves internship opportunities. Generally, internship opportunities are secured through the Hofstra Career Center.
Another way to find internships and career opportunities is through the Financial Management Association (FMA) Club, a student-run club that meets on Wednesdays during common hour. The club regularly hosts speakers from Wall Street and other firms, including many alumni who are actively involved in linking current students to opportunities. The FMA sponsors a dinner each spring to bring current club members in contact with alumni.
For more information about finance internships contact:
Dr. K.G. Viswanathan, Chairperson
Weller Hall, Room 221
Email | Phone: (516) 463-5698