New guide to financial profession provides insights for students

A new guide for students and young professionals interested in the financial profession features a foreword by Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) President James J. Tyrpak, CLU, ChFC, AEP, MSFS. View from the Top: Advice from Finance Professionals is the latest addition to the Vault Career Library.

In his introduction, Tyrpak explains that financial professionals help make dreams come true by converting visions into spreadsheets, portfolios and insurance policies. He discusses how demographic and other changes have dramatically altered the financial industry landscape, and explains how applying FSP’s core values of education, ethics and relationships can translate into success for the dedicated professional.

The guide features advice from top executives in investment banking, investment management, insurance, accounting and other industries on how to break into finance and how to succeed. Topics covered include:

  • What it takes to rise to the top;

  • Balancing work and family life;

  • Finance myths and the future of the financial profession;

  • Tips on networking and forming mentorships.

    You can download or purchase a print copy of View from the Top: Advice from Finance Professionals.

    About Vault Guides

    Called "Cliffs Notes for Careers" by Forbes magazine, Vault guides have been published since 1997. Vault surveys and interviews thousands of employees each year to give readers the inside scoop on industries and specific employers to help them get the jobs they want. You can read more information about Vault.

    About the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP)
    The self-described standard-bearer for excellence in professionalism, advanced continuing education, and ethical guidance for the nation's top financial advisors for nearly 80 years, FSP is a national network of credentialed professionals working in diverse financial disciplines.

    FSP members assist the public in their efforts to achieve personal and business-related financial goals. Consumers can obtain free financial information or find a Society member in their community by calling the Society's toll-free National Consumer Referral Service at 1-888-243-2258 or visiting

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