Undergraduate Blog / Career Development

Entering the World of Finance

I had no idea how much I didn’t know.

I’ve only been working at IGP for a couple of weeks but in this short time, I have learned so much about financial instruments, vehicles, strategies, institutions, and markets that I never could have imagined how much I did not know. Now, reflecting back on my lack of knowledge, I am curious how much I have yet to learn. If this is only the very beginning of my finance career, I can hardly think of the vastness of the industry I am going to enter. Of course, I have no need to understand all there is to know about finance (that would be impossible), but the short time that I’ve been interning at this hedge fund of funds, I have gained not only knowledge but a heightened perspective of how much there is still out there for me to learn.