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General Information Sites
Banking and Financial Services
Public Relations
Sales and Marketing
Venture Capital
Summer Business Programs
Company Research
Industry-Specific Internships
Books

 

General Information sites

Careers in Business
"Careers in Business is designed to help job-seekers select a satisfying career in the business world".

Fortune 500
Lists the world's largest and most influential companies

 

Forbes.com
Get the latest business news, do research, check the message boards and get information on IPO's.

 

SmartMoney
SmartMoney is one of the most creative financial sites on the Web -- full of vivid, interactive graphics and clever tools. Contains plenty of the standard news, market data and investor ed.

 

Spotlight on Careers
The premier career resource for liberal arts students!  A website developed by the Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN), a consortium of which Middlebury is a member.

 

Yahoo! Finance
A great portal with loads of financial content, from news to bill paying, a great detachable portfolio applet and a highly customizable interface.

 


Banking & Financial Services

 

CareerJournal.com
A career guide for executives--and future executives--from the Wall Street Journal.

 

Ewallstreeter.com
A financial news aggregator that links to breaking market news, insightful finance blog posts, and important market analysis. Financial links are updated several times per hour with the most pertinent and provocative articles covering the stock market, fixed income markets, economy, federal reserve, personal finance, hedge funds, technology, online investing, politics, Wall Street and international markets. We were voted Favorite Financial Website by CNBC.

 

Financialjobs.com
More accounting and financial jobs.

 

FJN.com
The Financial Job Network - worldwide search site for employment.

 

Job Openings for Economists
Searchable database with academic and non-academic opportunities, primarily for graduate level applicants

OneWire.com
OneWire Finance – OneWire.com is the leading online Career Management Tool that creates precise connections between individuals and opportunities. The world’s top financial services firms are currently using OneWire to hire candidates for open positions (including entry level positions). To be considered, you can create a profile on OneWire.com.

 

Spotlight on Careers: Finance, Investment Banking
The premier career resource for liberal arts students!  A website developed by the Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN), a consortium of which Middlebury is a member.

 

StreetId.com
"...an innovative online career matchmaking and networking site designed specifically for professionals in the Financial Services Industry".

 


Public Relations

Council of Public Relations Firms Career Center
An organization of public relations firms.

 

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
The Public Relations Society of America is the world's largest organization of public relations practitioners.

 

Spotlight on Careers: Public Relations
The premier career resource for liberal arts students!  A website developed by the Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN), a consortium of which Middlebury is a member.

 


Sales & Marketing

American Marketing Association
The AMA is the world's largest and most comprehensive professional society of marketers. This web site provides a search engine for job openings in addition to links for magazines, journals, and books that cater to specific marketing industries.

 

Careers in Marketing
Links to Internet and hard copy resources on finding a rewarding job in the world of marketing.

 

Promotion Marketing Association of America
PMA is the leading nonprofit trade association that represents the promotion marketing profession. This site provides both reference and employment information.

 

Spotlight on Careers: Sales and Marketing
The premier career resource for liberal arts students!  A website developed by the Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN), a consortium of which Middlebury is a member.


Venture Capital

Garage.com
Garage.com helps entrepreneurs and investors create, build, and fund promising early-stage technology companies.

 

Vfinance.com
The venture capital resource library, industry overview, stats, a free Newsletter, etc.

 

DowJones VentureOne

 


Summer Business Programs

Please note that Middlebury does not endorse any of these programs; they are simply provided as a reference for the types of summer programs that are available.

Berkeley: Haas Summer BASE Program
An intensive, six-week, summer educational experience for non business majors that includes an integrated curriculum of finance, marketing, and management.

 

Dartmouth: Tuck Business Bridge Program
Students in this "mini MBA" program spend four weeks developing business basics.

 

Fullbridge
The Fullbridge Program prepares motivated, high-potential college and university students and recent graduates to successfully transition between traditional education and the complex demands of the modern workplace.


Company Research

Hoover's Online: The Business Network (for-fee membership)
Stay on top of current business news, hot companies, and career information here.

 

Wright Research Center
Detailed Analysis of over 20,000 companies.

 


 

Industry-Specific Internships

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

 

Federal Reserve Bank of NY

 

The Mountbatten Internship Programme

 

Wells Fargo Financial

 

Pratt & Whitney

 



Books

 

Business (BUS)

 

First-Hand Accounts / Biography

 

 

Confessions of a Street Addict . Cramer, James J. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. From the panel of the book jacket: “In the most candid look at Wall Street since Liar’s Poker, James J. Cramer, co-founder of TheStreet.com, radio and television commentator, and for years one of Wall Street’s premier money managers, takes readers on a no-holds-barred tour of life on Wall Street—revealing how the game is played, who breaks the rules, and who gets hurt…. Throughout the book, Cramer is characteristically outspoken, outrageous, and candid about everyone, himself included. There has never been a high-wired, high-octane book about Wall Street like this one.”

Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street . Lewis, Michael. New York: Penguin Books, 1990. From the back cover: “Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Borthers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to New York- and London-based bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. [This book] is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.”

Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle . Rolfe, John and Peter Troob. New York: Warner Business Books, 2000. From the back cover: “Forget what you’ve read, forget what you’ve heard, forget what you’ve been taught. [This book] pulls off Wall Street’s suspenders and gives the reader the inside skinny on real life at an investment bank, where the promised land is always one more twenty-hour workday and another lap dance away…. Fresh out of Wharton and Harvard business schools, John Rolfe and Peter Troon ran willingly into the open arms of investment bank giant Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. They had signed on as foot soldiers in a white-collar army of overworked and frustrated lemmings furiously trying to spin straw into gold. They escaped with the remnants of their sanity—and, ultimately, this book. Uncensored and uncut, it captures the chaotic essence of the Wall Street carnival and the outlandish personalities that make it all hum…and it will become the smartest, most entertaining investment you’ll make this year.”

 

Management Consulting / I-Banking / Case Interviewing

 

Case in Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation . Cosentino, Marc P. Needham, MA: Burgee Press, 2007. From the back cover: “Cosentino demystifies the consulting case interview. He takes you inside a typical interview by exploring the various types of case questions and he shares with you a system that will help you answer today’s most sophisticated case questions. With over fifteen years of experience coaching and preparing Harvard students for consulting interviews, Cosentino offers you the expert advice you need to land a job in the competitive field of management consulting.” See also: 2005 edition.

Careers in Management Consulting (WebFeet Guide). San Francisco: WetFeet, Inc., 2007. From the back cover: “Whether you’re attracted by the big bucks, the intellectual rigor, the glamour, the work, or a combination of the above, you’re not alone. Consulting firms are traditionally among the largest employers of top MBA and college graduates. It’s a high-paying, high-profile field that offers the opportunity to take on a lot of responsibility right out of school and quickly learn a great deal about the business world. [E]xpect competition for jobs to be as tough as ever. You’ll need to do your homework to land a job with a top consulting firm. The Insider Guide is the perfect place to start…. [Includes] The state of the industry today…; Industry rankings of the major firms…; Profiles of 22 top management consulting firms…; Typical responsibilities for analysts and associates and profiles of real people working in consulting today; What consultants really love—and really hate—about their jobs; How to prepare for the recruiting process….”

Ace Your Case® II: Fifteen More Consulting Cases . San Francisco: WetFeet, Inc., 2004. From the back cover: “The case interview: analytical, quantitative, creative, challenging…but isn’t that what consulting is really about? …Provides 15 more case questions that you can use to practice and sharpen your case-cracking skills. [Includes] An introduction to the case interview—its role in the process for consulting firms; An explanation of the most common case question types, from market-sizing questions to resume questions; Tips for handing each kind of question; Insight into consulting recruiters’ interview objectives…; Practice questions you can complete on your own; Detailed examples of good and bad answers for each practice question, along with tips for improving your own answers and recovering from mistakes.” See also: Ace Your Case I.

Vault Guide to Investment Banking . Prior, Chris and Tom Lott. New York: Vault Inc., 2001. (Red binder in BUS section of Career Services library). From the Table of Contents: “The Industry—What is an Investment Bank?; Commercial Banking, Investment Banking and Asset Management; The Equity Markets; The Fixed Income Markets; Trends in I-Banking; Stock and Bond Offerings; M&A, Private Placements, and Re-organizations. On the Job—Corporate Finance (The Players; The Role of the Players; The Typical Week in Corporate Finance; Formulas for Success); Institutional Sales and Trading (S&T) (Trading – The basics; Executing a Trade; Trading – The Players; Trading – The Routine; Institutional Sales – The Basics; Institutional Sales – The Players; Private Client Services); Research (The Players and the Product; Three Months in Research; Research – The Ties that Bind); Syndicate: The Go-Between. Appendix—Glossary; Recommended Reading.”

 

Miscellaneous

 

The Business Style Handbook: An A-to-Z Guide for Writing on the Job with Tips from Communications Experts at the Fortune 500. Cunningham, Helen and Brenda Greene. Chicago: McGraw-Hill, 2002. From the back cover: “[This book] is today’s most comprehensive, practical and easy-to-use guide for writing efficiently on the job. This helpful reference grammar focuses on the writing issues identified as most important in the workplace by communications executives from the Fortune 500. Written in plain English, it is filled with tips and advice for improving your on-the-job writing skills. [This book] provides more than 1,200 A-to-Z entries covering: Usage; Grammar; Punctuation; Spelling; Style. Filled with business-focused guidance plus straight-talking recommendations from top communications professionals, [this] is the most valuable desktop tool….”