Senior Finance

Launch your future in finance as a senior.

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 senior 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.

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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How you can expect to engage in your job search

Three ways b-school students find jobs

There are three primary ways business school students find jobs. Understanding which of these is part of your job search will help you build an efficient plan. Although each of these types of job searches requires a different plan, they all require the same core capabilities for success: Personal narrative, market research, networking, applications, and interviewing. Let us help you figure it out!

  • On-campus/Global Job Search
    The majority of on-campus recruiting happens in the fall semester with a smaller set of firms doing campus recruiting in the spring. This requires you to be prepped and ready to interview soon after school starts. If the firms you are focused on do not visit ASU’s campus, then you will need to supplement your On-campus strategy with a Networked or Just-in-time job search.
  • Networked Job Search
    All job searches require networking skills. If you are targeting firms that do not recruit on-campus at ASU then a Networked job search is your avenue. This requires a proactive approach to research, as well as developing relationships with the goal of building advocates within a firm. You’ll need to ensure your personal narrative and job search skills are well developed to convince these firms to consider you.
  • Just-in-time Job Search
    A majority of firms, whether they participate in on-campus recruiting or not, will have a need for immediate hires throughout the year. Although applications are submitted at the time of need, your preparation and networking should be ongoing in order to be ready when these opportunities arise. These opportunities can be limited and are not predictable, so you’ll want to view this as a back-up strategy, rather than an excuse to delay your job search.

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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 448 Senior Career Transition Management

Prof. Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Intensive application of the job search cycle and processes for students still seeking post-graduation employment. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite(s):…

WPC 484 Internships and Applied Academics

Prof. Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Structured practical experience following a contract or plan, supervised by faculty and practitioners. Enrollment Requirements: None Fees: None…


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 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 …

Vault Career Guide to Venture Capital, Seventh Edition

Venture capitalists raise funds of millions or billions of dollars and invest it in promising young businesses and start-up companies, …

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 …

Student Organizations

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