Welcome to the Minnesota FPA Chapter Website on Career Development. We think you will find it a valuable tool if you are just beginning a career in financial planning or if you have chosen to pursue the CFP® certification.
For those experienced in financial planning, we welcome suggestions to make this section of the website more valuable to planners. If you have any tips, experiences or other suggestions that you found invaluable in helping you get started, and would be willing to share them, please contact a member of the Career Development Committee to convey your ideas. Also, if you would like to volunteer your time to serve on a committee and/or volunteer as a coach, we would welcome your assistance.
For those just starting out, the Career Development website helps new planners learn about the financial planning profession from experienced professionals by providing a vehicle for the sharing of information. Each day we continue to learn more about how our Minnesota FPA members began their professional careers and we are utilizing this site to share their experiences to assist you in your own career growth.... so check back often.
The Career Development web area is broken down into the following sections:
- Career Development Programs
A listing of available seminars, workshops and meetings that can help speed up your learning process.
- Career Center
View or post help wanted ads and resumes.
- Mentoring Program
A format for connecting members seeking advice and counseling from experienced financial planners
- Internship Program
A program that provides financial planning students with hands-on experience
- Scholarship Programs
Four types of scholarships available including the Montgomery Scholarship for students pursuing CFP mark, the FPA Residency Scholarship Program, the Monthly MN FPA Meeting Scholarship and the "Bridge the Gap" Symposium Scholarship.
- Career Resources
Informational resources provided by our members to learn more about the profession.
- CFP Certification
Includes definitions on the Certified Financial Planner designation, as well as the requirements for becoming certified. You will find helpful links to CFP education and review courses.
- Press Room
Includes an online media kit and financial articles to be used by the press. You will find links to articles where FPA members have been quoted in the media.