North Central College - Naperville, IL
Finance major

When it comes to leadership roles in student organizations, Bob says he and his fellow finance majors have a big advantage.

“Every club needs a treasurer to handle the budget,” he says. “So there’s a place for us in any organization.”

Bob’s favorite student group is the Bulls and Bears club, which brings finance professionals to campus for speaking events. It gives students an opportunity to network and receive advice from many experts in their field.

“It’s also a great club because you get to know the finance and economics faculty a little better,” Bob says.

With help from North Central’s Career Development Center, Bob landed an internship with a small, privately owned financial planning firm. He’s also held various leadership positions in the Residence Hall Association and Bulls and Bears.

“These experiences have sharpened my technical abilities in finance,” says Bob, who hopes to work as a consultant for small- and mid-sized businesses after he graduates. “They’ve also helped develop my leadership skills, which I know will help me professionally.”