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Thinking About a Career in Tech? Consider a Finance Firm

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If you’ve scrolled through your FYP lately, there’s a good chance you’ve come across videos all about the perks of working a tech job. From fully-stocked snack stations to unreal office views (hello, NYC skyline!), these day-in-the-life videos can feel like a highlight reel. But they definitely get one thing right: working in tech can be really cool.

One of the best things about a tech job is that there are tons of options for where you can work. Technology touches almost every industry, meaning you can find a role that brings together your tech skills and your other passions and interests, whether that’s digital media, higher education, or even non-profit work. 

But this also means that you’ll have a lot of job options to choose from, which can be overwhelming, especially if you’re just starting to think about your professional future. That’s why we’re here to help you learn about one area of tech that might not be on your radar: a tech job in finance.

Here’s why having a tech job in finance is more exciting than you think (and why you should consider it as you explore your career options): 

1. Make an immediate impact, even in an entry-level position.

Worried that your early career years won’t be as rewarding as you’d like? Many post-grads enter their chosen industry with tons of determination to excel—and a tech role in finance is one of the best places to channel that drive. Technology is a vital part of the financial field, and the specialized skills you’ll bring to the table will put you in a position to make an immediate impact, even as an entry-level employee.

2. Work alongside top technology talent.

We all need mentors who inspire us to work towards our goals. And when you have a tech role in the finance industry, you’ll have tons of incredible people to look up to. From software engineers developing cutting-edge programs to data scientists helping financial companies support their investment teams, you’ll work alongside a variety of top tech talent, each with unique skills and experiences that you can learn from. And who knows? One day you could become an inspiring mentor for someone just beginning their own tech career.

3. Access to cutting-edge technology.

Let’s be honest—one of the best parts of working any technology job is just that: the technology. As a tech professional in the finance field, you’ll get an inside look at all of the latest advancements, including innovative trading programs, cybersecurity tools, and more. And depending on your role, you could even be part of the team that brings these new technologies to life!

4. The opportunity to work with vast amounts of data.

Love diving into the numbers to identify trends, make predictions, and solve problems? A tech job in the finance industry could be the perfect way to lean into those passions. When it comes to the finance world, numbers are everything, and in a technology role, you’ll have the chance to work with large amounts of data on a daily basis.

How to Get Financial Technology Experience

Now that you know why you should consider a tech job in finance, you might be wondering how to get there—and an internship is a perfect place to start. Millennium, a global investment management firm, offers multiple internship programs with a variety of concentrations, including technology.

The firm’s ten-week tech internship gives undergraduate and graduate students the chance to learn more about the field while gaining hands-on experience and working alongside talented professionals. 

So, if you’re interested in helping develop and evolve technology systems and applications in the finance industry, head to Millennium’s student hub to learn more about the technology internship and other exciting opportunities.

Katy Gioeli

U Conn '18

Katy is a Branded Content Editor at Her Campus Media. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2018, where she studied communication and was a College Fashionista Community Member. When she’s not dreaming up new branded content ideas, you can find her trying new restaurants, taking hundreds of pictures of her cat, Willow, or enjoying her latest romantasy book obsession and an iced matcha latte.