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Finance Major

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Possible Job Titles

  • Actuary Appraiser
  • Bank Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Loan Administrator
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Claims Adjuster/Examiner Commodities Trader
  • Controller Credit Counselor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Insurance Agent
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Investment Banker
  • Mergers/Acquisitions Manager
  • Mutual Fund Manager
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Securities Broker Trust Analyst

Typical Places of Employment

  • Banks
  • Brokerage firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Securities firms
  • Real Estate agencies
  • Investment firms
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Consulting firms
  • Government Wall Street

Typical Work Activities

  • Manage, evaluate, and distribute loans
  • Analyze companies offering stocks
  • Risk assessment
  • Furnish information about market conditions
  • Advise clients on proper investment strategies and financial planning
  • Providing property and casualty insurance, life insurance, or health insurance
  • Develop and prepare lease or rental agreements

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the "Browsing" Library of Career Services. There are also many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

  • Careers in Finance
  • Careers in International Business
  • Career Choices for Students of Economics
  • Great Jobs for Economics Majors
  • Job Opportunities for Business Majors
  • Job Opportunities in Business
  • Resumes for Banking and Financial Careers

Alumni Resources

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to SU's Mentor Network)

Bonebrake, Nicki  12/2007 Finance LDP Lockheed Martin
Briggs, Matt    Business Analyst Bridge Technology Corporation
Carroll, Lisa 05/2004 Financial Advisor Ameriprise Financial
Gignac, Amy 05/2006 Internal Audit Consultant Protiviti
Green, Stephen 05/2003 Auditor  U.S. Army Audit Agency
Grismer, Stacy 05/2001 Data Warehouse Product Manager InforMed, LLC
Johnson, Dan 05/2007 Thompson Financial Financial Services Professional
Johnson, Daniel 05/2007 Partner Brody Financial
Kienke, Michael 05/2007 Hachette Filipacci Media Advertising Coordinator
Magaha, Kim  05/2003 Advisor & Acct Rep Strategic Wealth Management Group, LLC CFP(R)
Muir, Heather  05/2004 Operations Analyst Discovery Communications
Savage, John  05/2004 Credit Analyst Constellation Energy Commodities Group
Sherman, Jeff 05/2003 Senior Account Manager Affiliated Power Purchasers (APPI)
Traeger, Tanya 05/2008  Billing Specialist  Booz Allen Hamilton

Related Links: Further Explore this Career Field

Banking Careers

Financial Services and Financial Planning Careers

Insurance Careers

Investment Careers

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