Exploring Financial Economics
FOR 1st & 2nd YEAR STUDENTS
Most full-time job placements result from junior summer internships. This program engages students in identifying possible internship and career fit through workshops, lectures and discussions during their freshman and sophomore years.
Program content is embedded within significant intersections, and centered around the subject of financial economics. The goal is appropriate job placement upon graduation.
LEARN, THINK, DECIDE
WORKSHOPSInclude direct instruction and team-based learning activities
CRITICAL THINKING ENVIRONMENTSInteractive lectures develop reasoning skills and increase confidence in making education and job choices
INTRODUCTIONSMeet people from industry, graduate program representatives, older students, and campus groups for direction, advanced curriculum recommendations, and hands-on opportunities
The path to job placement follows a pattern similar to the one students used when making their way to UF. This program serves as a partner during the first two years.
- HIGH SCHOOL
- evaluate colleges
and majors for social and academic fit
- apply to colleges
- accept college
- COLLEGE TO
- EXPLORING FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
PROGRAM focusing on
finding a career fit
- apply to summer
- full-time offer
PROGRAM DEVELOPERS AND LEADERS:
...plus countless older students and invested alumni eager to help.
MRS. KELLY HERRING, Coordinator and Facilitator
Associate Director of the Hough Program in Finance, 13+ years experience advising and placing students in a program with a 95% placement rate at graduation; many students placing with top financial firms in the country. Her degree and earlier experience are in teaching.
DR. DAVID T. BROWN, Professor
BB&T Professor of Free Enterprise, Director of the Hough Program in Finance. Graduate courses he currently teaches include: Capitalism & Regulation, Fixed Income Security Valuation, Interest Rate Risk Management.
MR. BRUCE FOERSTER, MBA, Lecturer
Teaches graduate level, Capitalism, and leads the Investment Bank series, President of South Beach Capital Markets Advisory Corporation for the past 10 years , 27 years prior in Investment Banking.
- Business & Society Course
Mondays 4:00 - 6:00 PM fall semester, Honors students contact advisor for registration
- Faculty-Led Current Event Discussion Sessions
Fridays 2:00 - 4:00 PM non-speaker dates
- Organization, Structure & Evolution of the Global Investment Bank Series
Thursdays 4:15 - 5:45 PM, spring semester
- Round-table sessions with visiting professionals
To be taken sequentially:
- Unit 1
Self Assessment & Building A Resume Story
fall: Thursdays 8:00 - 9:30 AM, Sept 1 - Oct 13
- Unit 2
Finance Career Paths & Placement Discernment
fall: Thursdays 8:00 - 9:30 AM, Oct 27 - Dec 1
- Unit 3
Professional Communication & Interviewing
for the spring 2016 pilot program participants fall: Fridays 8:00 - 9:30 AM, Sept 23 - Oct 14
- Unit 1
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE EXPLORING FINANCIAL ECONOMICS PROGRAM
* with the exception of Honors course and student fund
- A desire to seriously invest in yourself and to join a set of like-minded peers.
- A commitment to attend and participate in the units you register for, aware that there will be homework assignments and occasionally extensive participation required.
- Some intention of graduating from UF within 4 years with a master's degree through participation in a Combined Degree Program your 3rd and 4th year from any of the variety offered by the College of Business.
- Industry specific resume development
- Explanation of various jobs in finance & and time with alumni within those areas
- Personalized assistance in combined degree selection and job placement advising
- Critical thinking sessions with Facilitators and Professors
- and more