Finance is booming.
Businesses, governments, individuals—they all have financial questions.
How do I raise capital for my new business? What should we expect tax revenues to be next year? What’s the best way to plan for retirement or my child’s college education? That’s why there are so many career opportunities in finance.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts strong job growth in most finance-related fields through at least 2024. Financial analysts have it especially good, with job growth expected to be 12%, more than five points above the average for all jobs. You could also be:
- a risk manager
- a consultant
- a financial planner
- a trader
- an investment banker
- an underwriter
- a regulator
- a budget analyst
Tippie grads are making the financial grade
Graduates with a Tippie BBA in finance have a reputation for being able to hit the ground running in a variety of roles and work environments. That’s why businesses like these recruit their finance talent from Tippie:
- Northern Trust
- Principal Financial Group
- CNA Insurance
And you can build your own reputation through the networking and internship opportunities available through the Hawkinson Institute (focuses on investment banking, financial services, and consulting industries) and the Vaughan Institute (focuses on insurance and risk management).
Internship & career resources
The Pomerantz Career Center offers a wealth of resources to help you find internships, networking opportunities, and your first—or next—finance job.
Pivot from unconnected to investment banking insider
Through the Hawkinson Institute, Michael Korobov (BBA15) set up informational interviews with alumni based at Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank. The networking paid off. He landed an internship with Houlihan Lokey as an investment banking analyst.
And after graduating, he got a full-time offer to join the food and beverage group in Chicago as an analyst.
“My day-to-day changes pretty rapidly,” Michael says. “I help with whatever needs to be done at whatever stage of the process we're in.”Read Story