The Van Leeuwen & Company Internship Program gives students the opportunity to experience various disciplines including equity research, financial planning, and to participate in client meetings. Students work under the guidance of the investment team for their research projects culminating in an oral presentation to the team and a written paper at the conclusion of the internship program.
The support you receive will help you deliver your best work. In our collaborative team environment, you will find that mentoring happens naturally and friendships are easily formed. We will make opportunities available to you to increase your knowledge, skills, and abilities as this contributes to improved performance on the job. Mentors will guide your progress and networking will provide a fully rounded experience. Throughout the program you will receive constructive feedback on your performance. By the time the summer is over, you will leave with a solid understanding of the financial services business and culture.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Rising Junior or Senior with a GPA 3.00 or higher.
- Business related major with a concentration in financial planning.
Van Leeuwen & Company is a boutique based client-centric financial services organization specializing in financial planning and wealth management. We serve clients throughout the Northeast, particularly in the Princeton-Mercer County area as well as across the U.S. Our clients are corporate executives of Fortune 500 companies and their families, individuals dealing with loss, non-profit organizations and people who have made the U.S. their home. We are looking for a highly motivated, individual who possesses an entrepreneurial spirit to join our team of professionals with the desire to serve clients with a “Michelin” star level of service. We have a long term career opportunity which will expose the right candidate to the independent RIA space with potential opportunities for partnership. If you wish to be a part of this dynamic growing organization, we look forward to hearing from you for positions available in our Princeton, NJ office.
Meet with clients and prospects to develop their financial planning needs and evaluate their risk tolerance through a series of ongoing meetings gathering supporting documentation – state & federal income tax, investments, retirement benefits, estate planning, healthcare directives, and insurances. The candidate will work collaboratively establishing strategies in order to meet clients’ short and long-term goals. The qualified candidate will work directly to manage a client base of 80-100 relationships, responding to their needs with the utmost urgency. As necessary, the candidate will be responsible for uncovering additional opportunities through high touch communication. Regional travel will be required up to 75% of the time. The candidate will be required to collect, analyze and communicate complex information to the team based on client meetings. The candidate will determine action steps and follow-up procedures for each new or existing client. The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with team members as a liaison between clients and prospects in order to exceed their expectations. He or she must demonstrate the highest level of ethics, discretion and confidentiality with respect to all client and firm information and communication. The candidate will participate in various weekly team meetings and follow up on firm generated leads. The candidate will maintain all current licenses and credentials as required as well as staying current with industry changes and financial planning matters.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Advisor with 5-10 years of experience in financial services that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position, including existing relationships.
A demonstrated track record of consistently meeting and/or exceeding performance expectations; exhibits a bias for action and avoids workplace distractions.
Ability to draw upon past/present experiences and acquaintances to develop markets and build upon them to sustain long-term relationships.
Results-driven, highly motivated, self-starter who possesses integrity, a strong work ethic and the desire to help others plan for and protect their financial futures.
- Team player who possesses excellent interpersonal skills and communication abilities, with a high degree of self-confidence.