Bloomberg insiders talk about how you DON’T need a finance background to work there. (It’s all about the transferable skills!)

When you first think about Bloomberg, it’s inevitable that thoughts about economics and finance come up pretty quickly.  Delivering business and financial information, news, and insight from around the world, you’d be forgiven for thinking that a finance degree is the only way into the company. However, it couldn’t be further from the truth.

“I’m from a non-finance background,” says Hafsah Janjua, who now works at Bloomberg in Analytics and Sales after graduating with a degree in Politics and International Relations this year. However, she believes her degree has been nothing but essential training for her day to day job.

“From taking political economy classes to engaging directly with political critical theory, it helped me build a high level understanding of markets, geopolitics, and the financial system. It also equipped me with the crucial communication and team working skills which I use on a daily basis.”

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By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick