(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)
|ALUMNI NAME||GRAD DATE||CURRENT JOB||ORGANIZATION|
|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|
Financial Services and Financial Planning Careers
Certification is recommended in finance. A CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation is sponsored by the CFA Institute. To qualify for the exam, you need a bachelor's degree and three years of professional experience in a relevant field. To earn your certification, you'll take three rigorous exams over the course of three years (usually while working in your first job).
Personal financial advisors are encouraged and sometimes required to seek their Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification. The requirements include academic credits, passing a comprehensive set of exams, and following a strict code of ethics. A certification as a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) is also useful in this field.
For sales in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance and real estate, additional professional licenses are required.
Financial managers can obtain their Certified Cash Manager credentials through the Association for Financial Professionals, by passing online exams combined with at least two years of professional experience. In the financial institution industry, managers start from the Credit Business Associate designation, to Credit Business Fellow and then to Certified Credit Executive.