The Industry is Actively Recruiting Women and Minorities, Bilingual, and Ex-Military
The Financial Industry Wants Diversity -
Great article from the Financial Times magazine
Securities (a.k.a. Financial Investments)
Capital Group (a.k.a. The American Funds)
T. Rowe Price
Fidelity Investments Woman CEO!
Dodge & Cox Funds
Wellington Management Soon to have a Woman CEO!
Franklin Templeton Woman CEO!
State Farm Insurance Check out the hair-do!
Banks and Credit Unions
JP Morgan Chase
Citigroup (nee Citibank)
Mission Federal Credit Union Woman CEO!
San Diego County Credit Union Woman CEO!
Real Estate Financial Services
Guild Mortgage Company Woman CEO!
C2 Financial Corporation
First American Title Insurance
Old Republic Title Insurance
Stewart Title Insurance
There is a Future for You in the
Financial and Investment Services Industry!
Please consider pursuing a career in the industry. The financial and investment industry is enormous. The industry is always looking for new, energetic individuals. There are numerous career path opportunities. From banking to real estate finance to insurance to brokerage firms, there is a place for you. In fact, the industry is actively seeking bilingual speakers and women. Going forward, they understand that diversity is essential to the success of their businesses. They simply love ex-military folks. (The financial industry is highly regulated and who better than those who have already lived and worked in a structured, regulated environment?)
Here at Southwestern, we offer an
Associate in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Finance. We also offer a
Certificate of Achievement in Financial and Investment Services. Either of these will help you land a position at a bank or credit union, an insurance company, a real estate finance firm, a brokerage or other investment management company, or any of the many other finance-related and investment-related companies.
You don't believe us? You think you need a four-year degree from a prestigious university? Aha! You are wrong! The dirty little secret in our industry is that a degree from a prestigious university is not a guarantee that someone will perform well as a financial adviser with the general public. The recruiters will tell you that they have no reliable method for predicting how someone will do in the industry. Someone with a certificate from a community college might surpass a whole room full of graduates from the Ivy League universities.
We have my own predictors. Are you a positive, optimistic person with a sunny disposition? Do you like to socialize? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you want to help them succeed? Are you not afraid to ask someone if they need your help? If they say, "No," are you still willing to go to the next person and ask the same question ... and then go on to ask twenty-seven more people? In short, are you a go-getter who refuses to give up? Will you never give up?
If you can answer, "Yes," to all or most of these questions (especially the part about never giving up), I guarantee you will do well in the industry. You might bounce around from one position to another for a bit but you will find your place. Talk to a counselor about our programs. Or better yet, please contact either Professor Suganya Sarkaranayanan or Frank Paiano above via email.
We wish you all tremendous success in the future and we look forward to talking to you about a potential career in the finance and investment industry.
P.S. Did we mention that salaries in the financial and investment industries are well above the national norms? Hmmm? Think about it seriously, Dear Students. The investment industry needs you!