• Each year, top investment banks and select companies recruiting for corporate finance, investment management and private wealth management positions travel to Charlottesville to recruit Darden students. Whether you're interested in investment banking, investment management or corporate finance, you will find ample resources to build a strong business foundation, excel in the recruiting process, and launch your career.

    From the Class of 2017, 24 percent of Darden students reported accepting job offers in financial services. For specific statistics on functions, starting salaries and signing bonuses, please see Darden's Employment Reports.

    Top Hiring Financial Services Companies in 2017

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Deutsche Bank Jefferies
    BlackArch Partners Evercore Partners M&T Bank
    Capital One Goldman Sachs & Co. Morgan Stanley
    Credit Suisse Harris Williams & Co. Wells Fargo Securities


    Clubs & Events

    Darden Finance Club (DFC)

    The largest student organization at Darden, DFC serves the Darden MBA community as a comprehensive professional, social, and educational organization focused on all areas of finance. Club highlights include: the Darden Finance Conference and the Week on Wall Street job trek.

    Darden Capital Management (DCM)

    DCM is a student-run organization with the purpose of preparing its membership for careers in investment management and research as well as other functions within the financial markets. DCM's assets have grown from $250,000 in 1990 to over $10,000,000 held in five funds managed completely by Darden students. Club highlights include: DCM Financial Markets Competition, DCM Stock Pitch Competition and the Darden Finance Conference.

    Darden Private Equity Club (DPEC)

    DPEC's mission is to build and develop a network of student and alumni professionals with a common interest in private equity investing, ranging from angel stage and venture capital to leveraged buyouts and turnaround situations.

    View the full list of Darden student organizations

    Partner With Expert Career Advisors

    Darden's Career Development Center offers industry-specific career advising for students interested in finance, and will provide one-on-one support through every stage of your job search. Our dedicated advisors have years of work experience and have worked with major banks and investment firms on Wall Street and beyond.

    Student Perspective: Careers in Finance

    In the following video, Vida Asiegbu (MBA '15) shares how her classmates helped prepare her for the recruiting process, job interviews, and ultimately a career in finance.

    Vineet D'Souza (MBA '12) talks about the job search process for students interested in finance careers. He discusses the finance curriculum and faculty, companies that recruit at Darden, the alumni network, the Darden Finance Club and resources available through the Career Development Center.

    Additional Resources