Careers in Economics, Finance, and Accounting. Thursday February 12, 2009 4-7pm UCLA Career Center, Third Floor, Conference Room. Where is the Career Center? 501 Westwood Plaza Also known as the “Strathmore Building” Corner of Westwood and Strathmore Across from Engineering (Boelter Hall)
Thursday February 12, 2009
UCLA Career Center, Third Floor, Conference Room
501 Westwood PlazaAlso known as the “Strathmore Building”Corner of Westwood and Strathmore
Across from Engineering (Boelter Hall)
Adjacent to Parking Structure eight
Apply for full and part time jobs online
Apply for internships online
Register for BruinView™ on campus interviews online
Recruiting for full time positions typically begin in the Fall and run throughout the year
Recruiting for summer internships typically begin in the Winter and continues through Spring.Internship/EmploymentOpportunities
Employers conduct presentations on positions within their company, how to interview, and what their company or industry is like.
Take the opportunity to network with employers and learn about companies and industries.Employer Information Sessions
Research company prior to be sure you are interested in them
Do not accept more than one offer at a time; Negotiate for more time
Do not falsify any information on your resume or during interviews (GPA, coursework, experience, etc.)
Do not copy or plagiarize resume, company info etc.
Show up on time for your interviews and first day of job; dress appropriately
Send Thank you notes
Meet with a counselor or advisor to discuss any questions and issues. HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDEthics and Professionalism during the Job Search
Apply to several firms and note the differences
Evaluate each firm’s culture to find the best fit
Attend any and all presentations to show your initiative and interest
Dress appropriately for each event
Use Career Lab, employer and web resources to learn about the different fields and industries
Consider how the career you have chosen fits with your goals, interests, personal style
Utilize all of your experience on your resume and polish your interviewing skillsTips for Economic, Finance, and Accounting Applicants
Economics is the study of the allocation of resources and the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
A large majority or economics graduates work in the private, for-profit sector of the economy for business and corporations or in their own business or consulting practice as self-employed workers.
64% are employed business and corporations in the private, for-profit sector, and nearly one-fifth are self-employed.
Economics graduates also work in areas such as: the Labor Department, the Commerce Department, the Treasury, and federal banks.
A large number of economics graduates are employed in managerial, finance, insurance, real estate, marketing, and sales sectors of the economy.Industry Specific Information
Finance is the study of how to create and maintain wealth. It is the art of administering and managing money that is crucial to the success of every business.
Various careers available in finance
Corporate and Public Finance
Insurance Agent and Broker
Computer ProgrammerIndustry Specific Information
Accounting is the set or rules and methods by which financial and economic data are collected, processed and summarized into reports into reports that then can be used to make decisions.
Accounts can work in all kinds of businesses and industries, accommodating diverse personal interests.
A large proportion of accounting majors work as wage and salary employees in private, for-profit business and corporations.
Frequently, graduates with degrees in accounting are self-employed; 15 percent of graduates in the major own their own businesses or provide consulting services on a self-employed basis.
Most accounting majors work in jobs that are related to their undergraduate major field of study.Industry Specific Information
Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
Claremont McKenna College
Strategic Financial Group
Transamerica Life Insurance
Ibrahim Elbouchikhi, Senior Consultant
Braden Weinstock, Business Technology Analyst
Sam Sayigh, Business Technology Analyst
Jason J. Xu, Business Technology Analyst
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