Need to lighten the work load of the associate advisers in your office, but don't want to add a new staffer?
Try building an internship program. College-level interns are affordable labor for established wealth management firms and, potentially, a good source of new associates...
You are most likely to find an intern who can hit the ground running by partnering with one of the about 200 U.S. colleges that offer financial planning degrees. Leading schools include Texas Tech, Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia, but the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standard Inc's website has a full list. The board has seen a 20 percent increase in schools offering financial planning degrees in the last two years. Read more >
Jennifer Hoyt Cummings
October 10, 2012