The Competitive Edge

These resources, recommended by H-SC Alumni, will help you gain a competitive edge in the job market by developing and enhancing your industry-specific skills. All resources are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Finance/Investment Banking/Private Equity

Finance/Investment Banking/Private Equity

*Learn the industry lingo with this comprehensive glossary of finance/investing terms sent by alumnus Billy Welsh at Arthur J. Gallagher firm

Investopedia - searchable site for everything finance
Investopedia offers information on everything from learning finance and investing terms, stock analysis, up-to-date finance news, internship/job search and interviewing tips!

Leading with Finance - certificate program through Harvard Business School; designed for individuals who need to look at their business from a deeper financial perspective and who wish to gain the skills and confidence needed to make and convey better financial decisions. This course is also for finance professionals who wish to update their knowledge of finance in order to grow their career. Past CORe participants or those with an undergraduate degree + 10 years of work experience are eligible to apply to the program.

Book: Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers and Acquisitions

Breaking Into Wall Street - financial modeling training and career resources for aspiring investment bankers

Deal Breaker - M&A news
Another news-based source, but this one focuses solely on finance, M&A, and investing.

EFinancial Careers (jobs) - global job site for careers in finance, banking, accounting & insurance.

Financial Times - Pensions Industry - you can subscribe to this news and opinion site about the pensions industry

Macabacus - financial modeling resources
Financial modeling templates and instructional walk-throughs teaching you how to build them step-by-step. Great supplement to the Corporate Finance course at H-SC.

Mergers & Acquisitions - understanding investment banking
An ex-banker sheds insight on investment banking, private equity, and other finance-related topics. Great advice from professionals on how to make it in the finance/investment banking industry.

NYT DealB%k - free online news (from the New York Times) keeping you up-to-date

OneWire (jobs) - create your profile for this one-stop career management platform for the investment/finance fields

PEHub - investing news
News-based website offering content that focuses solely on investing and making deals.

Pensions & Investments - news, opinion, blogs & careers in the P&I world

Vault Guides - career prep guides
Cost: typically under $100 per book
Great resource to get you through interviews. Check out the Vault Guide on Investment Banking, Finance, and Leveraged Finance.

Wall Street Oasis - finance forum
A great finance forum with contributors from those who work in finance and investment banking. Wall Street Oasis offers commentary on everything from industry to interviews to resume prep with a 'real life' perspective.

Law - The primary goal of JDOasis is to help educate young legal professionals and students as they approach critical career decisions while simultaneously providing an outlet that can make them laugh. Born from the idea and model of Wall Street Oasis (above).

Coding - 10 great online resources to learn how to code
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Attention Hampden-Sydney Alumni! Do you have resources that helped you gain a competitive edge in your industry? Please share them with our students! Email Becca Snyder with the name of resource, industry, link (if necessary), or where to find it, how it is helpful, and cost (if applicable).