The Finance Club has grown in its influence on campus since its founding last academic year and is hosting a presentation on resume writing and job search strategies for economics and business students March 4. Other interested students are also welcome to attend the Thursday presentation by Jeff Denard, director of Career Development Center, 5-6 p.m., in Goldspohn Hall, Room 33.
Current president and one of the club’s founders is Kristina Martinez ’10, majoring in finance and economics. “I firmly believe the Finance Club is not only a great source for networking among all finance and business majors, but also a great place where a student can connect what they learn in the classroom to the real world,” she says. “This is something we believe is extremely important for the success of any graduating student.”
During winter term, the club invited speakers to talk about their professions. They included Kerry Cragin, director of campus selection, who discussed internship opportunities at Northwestern Mutual, and Anthony Miceli, assistant vice president at Robert W. Baird. Coming in spring term are more professional speakers and a club trip to the Chicago Board Options Exchange and Thompson Reuters in Chicago, presentations to campus residence halls about credit cards, and participation in a stock stimulation contest.
Faculty advisors for the Finance Club are Andrew Whitaker, Grantman Professor in Business and Economics and professor of economics and finance; Gerald Thalmann, associate professor and chair of accounting; and Doh-Khul Kim, associate professor of economics and finance.