Finance & Banking Associations

Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Finance & Banking Student Associations


The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve. Visit

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers the next generation of American companies that will fuel the economy of tomorrow. As the voice of the U.S. venture capital and startup community, NVCA advocates for public policy that supports the American entrepreneurial ecosystem. Visit

American Association of Bank Directors: AABD
The AABD was founded in 1989 in the midst of the S&L crisis to meet the information, education and advocacy needs of individual bank and savings institution directors. Bank regulators expect financial institution Boards of Directors to make informed policy decisions and to act independently to supervise the institution.  Visit

American Bankers Association
The American Bankers Association (ABA) proudly represents banks of all sizes. Learn more about how we support America's banks, our mission and history, and how to become a member. Visit

The Financial Planning Association
The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the principal professional organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professionals, educators, financial services providers and students who seek advancement in a growing, dynamic profession. Visit