Program Components

  • Course Component

    A comprehensive recruiting guide tailored to international students or recent immigrants seeking to jump-start their career in finance

  • Mentorship Component

    Program participants can work with a mentor who will provide advice on resume, interviews, and general Q&A (optional)

  • Engagement Programming

    Various engagement activities (including conference calls and networking events) are offered throughout the year

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R.A.I.N. Introduction

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Welcome!

    • A Message From The Organizers

    • R.A.I.N. Program Overview

    • Pre-Learning Survey

    • Chapter Action Items Checklist

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Getting Started

    • Foundation

    • Career Paths

    • Maximize Your Return on Time

    • Overcoming Hurdles as an International Newcomer

    • Mentorship Program Checklist

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Resume

    • Foundation

    • Video: About Your International Background

    • Video: Resume Best Practices

    • Video: About Names

    • Mentorship Program Checklist

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Cover Letter

    • Foundation

    • The Cover Letter

    • Mentorship Program Checklist

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Networking

    • Foundation

    • Networking Objectives

    • Informational Interview Logistics

    • Conducting Informational Interviews

    • Mentorship Program Checklist

  • 6

    Chapter 6: Interviews

    • Interviews: Foundation

    • Fit

    • How to Introduce Yourself

    • Nontechnical Interview Questions

    • Technical Interview Questions

    • Mentorship Program Checklist

FAQ

Drop us a note for any other questions!

  • Do you offer help targeting other industries?

    At this time, our program is focused on finance, which has seen a lot of demand from international newcomers community and is also an area where our team knows the best. We will plan to expand into other popular industries in the future.

  • How long can I be enrolled in the program?

    You are welcome to keep the Course component for reference for as long as you wish. However, the mentorship component has a 12-month limit, so that more people can get help using our platform. Of course, you and your mentor may keep in touch after the program ends.

  • Does your program replace career services at school or community centers?

    No. The R.A.I.N. program is designed to complement the general services you can get at school or community centers. We add value by offering advice specific to finance recruiting and addressing challenges specific to international newcomers. For example, your school's career center can be wonderful in proofreading resumes and preparing you for general behavioral interviews, whereas our program will help make your resume standout to finance recruiters and avoid common pitfalls that international newcomers fall into in interviews.

  • I'm not an international newcomer. Can I still sign up?

    Absolutely! Feel free to sign up. Most of our materials are applicable to both local and international job seekers.