First Year Finance

Learn more about your future in finance as a first-year student.

There are many ways to explore careers, apply your skills, and pursue your dreams at W. P. Carey. Our finance community will provide you with on-demand career support and direction at every stage of your career management journey. Bookmark this page and return throughout the year to see what you need to know (and do!) now and later. Here you’ll find resources, advice, events, personal connections, and other career opportunities — created and curated for first-year economics, finance, and financial planning students.

  • Economics

    Explore everything from pricing strategy and cost-benefit analysis to environmental policy impact and international exchange rates. With a business degree from W. P. Carey, you graduate with an understanding of how societies deal with scarcity, and be prepared to pursue careers in banking, finance, and top graduate programs in economics, business, and law.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

  • Finance

    Take courses like advanced managerial finance, business statistics, and derivative financial securities and gain professional-level skill. Graduate with a business degree from W. P. Carey and secure a competitive edge on Wall Street and beyond. Succeed in investment management, investment banking, private equity, corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, high-tech management, and more.

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  • Financial Planning

    Learn essential information related to finance, taxes, portfolio management, insurance, and estate planning. Graduate with a business degree from W. P. Carey and with the tools and expertise to solve complex problems for future clients. Employment for personal financial advisors is forecasted to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for other occupations.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

Identify what’s now and next in your journey

Remember, career management is a lifelong process — and every effective plan starts with a thoughtful strategy. Learn more about career management at W. P. Carey, and the other key elements of your journey. This page includes relevant ways to move forward based on your current year and career path.

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What You Need to Know

Explore targeted perspectives written for you by career experts. Updated throughout the year, this content is designed to match your current needs and delivered when you need it most.

Career Courses

Explore the curriculum that launches W. P. Carey careers. Timed and designed to align with your program of study, you will engage in courses that directly support your career confidence, capabilities, and prospects.

WPC 148 Intro to Career Development

Prof. Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Building career skills, interests and strengths as a college student. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite(s): Business major; minimum 12 hours; Pre- or…


Featured Resources

These resources have been specifically curated to aid you in your career goal setting and job search.

Vault Guides

Vault Guides offer detailed industry overviews and outlooks to help you dig into your research, make career decisions, and prepare for interviews.

Vault Career Guide to Wealth Management, Fourth Edition

Private wealth management, also called private banking, is a specialized branch of the investment community that provides one-stop shopping for …

Vault Guide to the Top 25 Banking Employers, 2021 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Top 25 Banking Employers is the most comprehensive guide to the best investment banks to …

Vault Career Guide to Sales and Trading, Third Edition

Wall Street is an exciting place to be, and sales and trading is one of the most exciting areas. It’s …

Student Organizations

Joining student clubs and organizations comes with many benefits. Develop leadership skills, learn to work in a team, add new connections to your network, and more. To view club events, click on Learn more within each club listing.

ASU Mentor Network

Mentoring makes a difference. Connect with ASU alums and community members to access support for your own professional development and gain career insights from people who've been there.

Lacey (Jenson) Caputo

Professional (non-alumni)
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Business Analyst MUFG
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Team Lead, Senior Consultant Northern Trust Corporation
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Retirement Strategist FEFA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Sr. Manager Charles Schwab & Co Inc
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Vice President Thomas A. Alfreda & Associates
  • Dallas, TX
  • Product Management Director USAA
  • New York
  • Head of Commercial Real Estate Compliance Wells Fargo
  • San Diego, CA
  • Senior Associate Recruiter Russell Tobin and Associates
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Staff Ernst and Young Financial Services Offices
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Human Resources Assistant Steadfast Living
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Client Services Human Resources Generalist Oasis
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Digital Content Marketing Assistant Arizona State University