A highlight of the Berkeley MFE experience is your 12-week internship. This gives you hands-on experience and ongoing connections with practitioners at firms such as Citibank, BlackRock, and Goldman Sachs. These connections have often led to careers at these firms. Your internship gives you immediate opportunities to refine your skills and marketability and helps you build your professional network.
Please note that internship placement is available only for enrolled Master of Financial Engineering students. We cannot assist individuals who are not enrolled in the MFE in their internship or full-time placement search.
Beginning during orientation, the program office helps to focus you on the internship phase of the program. Staff members work directly with you to uncover and secure your placement at a top finance firm.
To prepare you for your internship search, an on-site consultant provides large and small group sessions covering topics such as interview and resume writing skills. Both the consultant and program staff are continually available for one-on-one appointments to help you address the career challenges specific to your needs. The program director also frequently addresses the class to give updates on the internship and job search processes.
Early in the program, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of "Super Saturday," a full day of mock-interviews with alumni and field professionals aimed at preparing you for your internship interviews. Actual interviews with corporate representatives are held by appointment at Haas, as well as via telephone or video conferencing.