Finance Professional Development

The Finance Professional Development Program (FPD) begins with a one-year Exploring Financial Economics (EFE) program, followed by a multi-year FPD Sectors program.

  • EFE provides foundational professional development knowledge on different industry areas in finance and prepares all finance majors to make timely and complicated career decisions. Contact Stephanie Fajre for more info on EFE.
  • FPD Sectors continues to develop students in specialized areas by providing relevant professional development through transformational experiences such as:
    • Weekly sector meetings
      • Workshops/technical training
      • Professional guest speakers
      • Networking events
    • Competitions & conferences
    • Corporate site visits
    • Alumni engagement

While students are encouraged to complete EFE first to determine their areas of interest, students can participate in FPD Sectors concurrently with EFE.


Students, alumni & friends, employers, faculty & staff

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Join a sector for additional development, networking, and leadership opportunities:

  • Enhance technical skills in your area of interest
  • Meet peers with similar passion
  • Engage industry professionals
  • Travel for competitions, conferences, and site visits
  • Expand your professional network

Alumni & Friends

Join our mission in elevating our students:

  • Advise sectors & mentor students
  • Participate in workshops & panels
  • Assist with internships and externships
  • Attend or host alumni receptions
  • Support site visits or corporate projects
  • Provide financial support


Sectors empower you to recruit with precision. We offer engagement and recruitment opportunities year-round:

  • Networking (Aug – Sept)
    • Get to know new students as they choose their sector
  • Workshops (Sept-Oct)
    • Industry experts training and mentoring students
  • Campus Reception (April)
    • End-of-year reception with an alumni panel discussion
  • Career Search (Sept-Oct / Jan-Feb)
    • Career fairs, info sessions, workshops, site visits
  • Sponsored Visits (Oct-April)
    • Conferences, tours, and corporate engagement
  • Dream Chasing! (May+)
    • Students head out on their journeys

Faculty & Staff

Create transformational experiences beyond the classroom. Partner with alumni, friends, and employers to elevate students’ development:

  • Advise sectors & mentor students
  • Participate in workshops & panel discussions
  • Bring or become a speaker
  • Promote our program values:
    • Growth mindset
    • Camaraderie
    • Grit
    • Leadership
    • Preparedness
    • Humility

Thank you to many of our industry advisors for the program, including:

  • Lisa Coleman
    Lisa Coleman

    Board Director, Executive Coach, Leadership Development at Lisa Coleman Advisory Services

  • Alex Abreu
    Alex Abreu

    Managing Director at J.P. Morgan