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​How to Get Involved in CFAMN - Society Leadership Opportunities (updated January, 2016)​

During the 2014-15 season, over 130 society members volunteered for CFAMN in a wide variety of ways. One of the best ways to optimize your membership with CFA Society Minnesota is to get involved on a society initiative or committee. Volunteering heightens your visibility and puts you in direct contact with other professionals in the industry. Whether you are a university student, a CFA candidate, or a charterholder, there are casual, enjoyable ways to get involved in CFAMN​ and meet other members. Please read the list of examples below and then follow these steps.

  • Contact Us: Send an email of interest to Member Services Manager Diane Senjem. Please attach your resume for reference.​
  • Interview: Schedule a time to meet with Society Staff to learn more about the organization and discuss what committee or project might be a good fit for your interests.
  • Choose something you'd like to try. We'll introduce you to other volunteers and help you get connected to the community and to your project.

We need people to​ (current examples):

  • Serve as a mentor in our annual Mentoring Program (an 8-month commitment of 1-2 hours per month)
  • Volunteer for this season's Research Challenge - open positions include team mentor, report grader, & presentation judge (time commitment ranges from 4-20 hours over the year)
  • ​​​​Join a society committee and lead one of its projects. Click here to read committee descriptions.​
  • Mentor a society intern or university student (quarterly, through the CFAMN office)​
  • Have coffee with someone who wants to learn more about the CFA Program (ongoing)
  • Help our Employment Committee plan future career development events and strategize ways to increase awareness of the CFA Designation among our region's employers
  • Visit a college campus to talk about the CFA Program, or host a group of finance students to visit your office (2-4 hours per year)
  • Meet with / give advice to society interns and finance students interested in the CFA Program (1 hour per student)
  • (Buy-side and sell-side professionals) volunteer on the InvestMNt Conference planning committee (2 hours per month)
  • Write original content or commentary for our Freezing Assets blog (ongoing)
  • Submit ideas for (and participate in) social or philanthropic outings (ongoing)
Society Committees:
Society Committees are open to members who want to get more involved in shaping and leading the organization. Committee commitment includes attendance at quarterly meetings and 1-2 hours on committee projects per month. Click here to read committee descriptions.

Quarterly Society Internships:
Students and recent graduates are invited to volunteer as interns during the summer or during the school year. Internships are ​8 weeks long, and interns​ must be available to work one 6-8 hour shift per week. Internships can be done for college credit.

Event Assistance:
Society members are welcome to assist at our high-profile annual events (Economic Dinner, InvestMNt Conference, New Charterholder Dinner) and with social events like 5K races, ice skating at the Depot, softball, and group shifts at Feed My Starving Children. 

Do you have an idea not already listed above? Nearly every society project or initiative has been invented and championed by a member. Please share your ideas with us!

Join the CFA Society Minnesota Board of Directors

Contact Mark Salter, Executive Director, to learn more about our Board of Directors