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Engineering To Finance? [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2009, 19:37
I just graduated in May with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and will pursue an MBA in finance after working for a few years. Currently, I have no experience in the finance industry, but I do have a strong interest. I'm currently unemployed by choice and want to find the best job opportunity to earn as much financial related experience as possible.

What kind of jobs are out there that will give me B school worthy finance experience for an engineering major like myself?
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Re: Engineering To Finance? [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2009, 20:06
To me (in IT) the closest thing I can find is a technical role with trading firms. Many of their software are building in Java and runs on Unix machines, which are kind of my thing. :)

But I think this year will be hard for career switchers want to go into finance. I think companies will not hire people without prior experience, so school might not want to accept career switcher into Finance without any experience. But I might be wrong.

Good luck man.
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Re: Engineering To Finance? [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 04:34
What if I took some extra coursework like finance, accounting, and marketing 101?
Would I be more poised to get a finance related job? I wouldn't mind going back to school.
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Re: Engineering To Finance? [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 12:55
There are companies out there that develop financial software, which could give you an underlying understanding of the financial principles (if you understand the bigger picture of what you were coding). You could seek employment in positions that are tangentially related to finance, then try to transfer over into the finance role within the same company.
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