Career Forward is an initiative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia that helps students make the transition from college to a career. Designed for students in their junior or senior year of college, the goal of the program is to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to plan for success in the workforce.

The six-month program includes one-on-one mentoring and group seminars. Each student is paired with a Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia team member based on professional interests and field of study.

Career Forward is not just for economics and finance majors. Mentors are available from a variety of in-demand fields, including information technology, communications, and human resources.

2023 Program Information

The 2023 program begins in October 2023 and runs through April 2024. To be eligible for the program, students must be on target to graduate in the spring of 2024 or in 2025. Read the FAQs.

Webinar Series

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will host four monthly webinars focusing on topics to engage students and provide tools to help them plan their next steps after college. Although webinars are mandatory for all program participants, other college students, or anyone else looking to launch a career, are welcome to sign up.