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Investment Fund Managers

Tips for Entry

Read industry publications such as Barron's ( and the Journal of Investment Management ( to keep up with news, trends, industry practices, and the companies and individuals that are making the headlines. 

Attend industry events and conferences to network with people working in the field, which may lead to referrals for internships and employment openings. Search professional associations' Web sites for upcoming events, such as the Association for Financial Professionals,

If you have already have a bachelor's degree, get certified as a financial professional to show prospective employers that you have achieved a recognized level of skills and knowledge in the field. Find certification and education program information at the CFA Institute's Web site,

If you are in high school, get involved in student competitions for investment clubs. For example, learn more about the Knowledge@Wharton High School Investment Competition here,, or through this infographic:

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