The Daniels finance club has a full slate of offerings scheduled for winter quarter 2020, with a focus on helping students learn about potential careers in finance.
The second year of the Reiman mentoring program will kick off with a breakfast at Daniels Jan. 16, where students will meet their Denver-area alumni mentors. Out-of-town mentors will engage virtually with their mentee students throughout the year. The Reiman School of Finance was overwhelmed by the willingness of over 60 domestic and international alumni to work with and guide our current students.
During the quarter, the finance club will also host a speed learning event in Marcus Commons where students will have the opportunity to gather information on the different finance career paths, including corporate finance; investor relations; investment banking; private equity and venture capital; personal financial planning and wealth management; fixed income analysis; equity analysis; portfolio management; commercial banking; sales and trading; and consulting. The event will feature several alumni with experience in these areas.
Students will also have the chance to learn about the various credentials and certifications in finance from a Wiley Publishing representative who will be on campus to discuss the following credentials: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and Securities Industry Essentials (SIE). Students will also become more familiar with the scholarship opportunities and course programs available at Daniels, should they choose to pursue a finance credential during their time at the College.
The Reiman School of Finance is also expanding its service-learning opportunities to give students an opportunity to do good through hands-on use of the financial skills they’re acquiring at DU. Winter quarter marks the third term our faculty and students have offered personal financial planning instruction and mentoring to refugee and immigrant students from the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management’s Ready for American Hospitality program. Each quarter, RAH students are eager to learn about the American banking system, including investing, credit cards, and the fundamentals of car loans and purchasing a home in the U.S. Through this partnership, Daniels finance students not only get to share what they’ve learned in the classroom to help others but they also gain a wealth of information about the social, cultural and economic differences among the various countries the RAH students represent, including Jordan, Libya, Iraq and Syria.
Finally, the finance club will offer 10-15 students the opportunity to attend an off-campus visit to a Denver-area employer each quarter, for a firsthand view of a financial firm in action. Details will be announced upon students’ return from winter break.
Students can keep an eye out for updates on all these events as well as a current list of all internship and full-time finance job postings via the weekly finance club email newsletter.