The accidental career—that's what some who have found success in banking call the profession.
To help students chart a more direct path to the field, Lundquist College Career Services teamed with the college's Finance and Securities Analysis Center and the University of Oregon Department of Economics to hold an event in early March titled "Careers in Banking."
A five-speaker panel kicked off the event. "The panel was designed very strategically. It was meant to show the variety of banking environments—big, small, regional, and so forth. And we also designed it so that some of the panelists held senior positions and others were newer to their careers," said Career Services director James Chang. "The idea was to help people see the different places you could go and the different things you could do."
Next stop was the Lillis atrium, for a bank-centric career expo. More than a hundred students mingled and networked with representatives from eleven financial organizations.
"Events like this highlight the enthusiasm local and regional employers have for the talents of our students, and the motivated students have stepped right up to grab internships and jobs for this next year," said finance instructor Jon Moulton, who teaches the college's commercial banking course and helped organize the event.
Read more about the event on the Lundquist College Career Services Highlighter blog.