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Finance Grad Lands Job at LaSalle Bank

Within one month, Mindy Christensen will trade walks through the Pedestrian Mall for the buttoned-down world of business. The UI senior, who is finishing her bachelor's degree in finance, has accepted a job as a credit analyst at Chicago's La Salle Bank. She expects to spend her days working with Microsoft Excel and analyzing the financial situations of the bank's clients, mostly middle-market companies. The position will pay between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Christensen was interested in business when she enrolled at the UI, but she began shaping her career path after she became involved with the business school's Hawkinson Institute, which facilitates career opportunities in banking and financial services. Banking and consulting suited her, she said.

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