How To Get into the Industry

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Jul 3, 2015 1:07 pm

For someone coming straight out of college, what is the best way to get into the industry? I've heard some different opinions before and was wondering what everyone on here thinks. Some of the things I have hear are...

Become a personal banker and move into a financial advisor position inside the bank after a few years.

Find a senior advisor that will mentor you, and hopefully pass down some clients eventually after you help him expand his business.

Start at Edward Jones since you don't have a lot of contacts coming out of college, door knocking and meeting a lot of people is the only way to make it work out of college.

I've also heard of the Wealth Planning Analyst program at UBS where you don't sell anything in the first 2 years and then you get put on a team after the two years of learning the business is up.

Lastly, I've heard to forget about getting into it right out of college, go be successful in a different career and then switch over.

Jul 23, 2015 9:29 am

I’m not sure where you live, but AXA Advisors hires new graduates! We have a program in which helps you have a network to tap into in order to get new clients. Not like Edward Jones, where you constantly knock on doors, we are different! Check us out!