There are many different career tracks within the Financial Services sector, but they all have one common element-following the Financial Markets. This includes the equity markets, the fixed income (bond) markets, the currency markets, the commodity markets, and many variations of these markets such as derivatives, convertibles, futures, etc.
The primary sectors of the financial markets can be broken down as follows:
Although the hiring practices in this sector are rapidly changing, most Notre Dame students will ultimately land a position in either Investment Banking, Securities Sales & Trading, Asset Management and PWM, and Commercial Banking. Very few Private Equity and Hedge Funds will hire a student directly out of undergraduate studies, preferring the candidates to sharpen their skills by spending at least two years in an Investment Banking division.