Invest early in your financial interests and career
by enrolling in the AKAMAI Finance Academy.

Key Application Deadlines

AKAMAI Finance Academy cohorts are accepted annually each Fall

Application Deadline

Early Decision: May

Regular Decision: Mid-September

Decision Notification

Early Decision: End of May

Regular Decision: End of September

Program Start Date

Early Decision: Second Sunday in October

Regular Decision: Second Sunday in October

Application Process

  • Submit your AKAMAI Finance Academy application
    Please include your transcript, resume/CV (if available), and written answers to the questions below.
  • Application Review
    We will reach out to qualified candidates to schedule an interview.
  • Interview with AKAMAI Finance Academy
    You will have two interviews.
  • Applicant Notification
    We will notify you promptly if you have been accepted or rejected.

Essay Prompts

Please do not exceed 2,000 words per response. Prompts included with the application linked below.

  • Why do you want to study in the AKAMAI Finance Academy?
  • What type of career do you see yourself having upon graduating college?
  • Which financial field do you find to be more appealing, Asset Management or Investment Banking/Private Equity? Why?
  • What are your favorite hobbies and pastimes? Why?

What You'll Need to Apply


To be eligible to participate in this program, you must be planning to attend or currently attending an accredited local university offering a business degree program on Oahu (Chaminade, Brigham-Young University, Hawaii Pacific University or University of Hawaii at Manoa, or any of its community colleges)


* AKAMAI Finance Academy Application (click button below)

* Essay as above (due with application)

* High school or college transcript if applicable (due with application)

* Resume with references (due with application)


AKAMAI Finance Academy offers up to a five-year rigorous training program that provides high-performing, high potential students with the knowledge and skills to compete for internships and full-time positions in the finance industry.

Historically, 100% of eligible participants have received internships and full-time positions. AKAMAI Finance Academy has successfully helped over 150 students earn internships and full-time offers at more than 100 finance firms.


All of AKAMAI Finance Academy’s programs are provided at no charge for qualified students.