What can I do with a Major in.... Finance
Careers in Finance may give you the
Prepare financial reports
Oversee cash flow
Monitor extension of credit
Assess risk transactions
Budget and forecast
Before you begin to look at the different
types of opportunities available to Finance majors, you must look
at yourself and ask yourself a few basic questions:
What am I good at?
Understand your major strengths, skills
and accomplishments. Some examples of skills and qualities
employers look for are:
What do I like to do?
Examine your interests. What kind of life
style do I want to lead? Examine your values...is money what you're
after, job security, challenging work?
If you are having trouble answering these
questions, you are not alone. Make an appointment with an advisor
in the Career Center. We
want to help you!
Once you know yourself, you are ready to
decide where and how you want to apply this knowledge.
A bachelor's degree in Finance and the
appropriate skills and/or experience can lead to positions
Bank customer service representatives
Pension analysts, etc...
Experience in the field or an advanced
degree could lead to certain positions as:
Risk and insurance managers
Chief financial officers
Cash managers, etc...
For information on graduate schools,
Typical places of employment
Savings & loan organizations
Mutual fund companies
Universities and colleges
Health maintenance organizations
Personal credit institutions, etc...
To help you decide which area to pursue
you must do in-depth research
into each area of specialization and/or industry you have an
Career and Job Resources on the Internet
Places to begin:
Join the Career Centers COACH Program
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Talk to people in the field, talk to your
professors, write to and/or join one of the following
Financial Management Association, Intl.
College of Business Administration University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620-5500 (813) 974 - 2084 www.fma.org
American Bankers Association, Center for
Banking Information 1120 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036
(800) 338 - 0626 x5040 www.aba.com