Finance Department Career Resources & Alumni Networking Events

The finance department hosts a variety of Career & Alumni Networking events. These events bring alumni and industry speakers to the campus to talk about different career paths in the industry, skills needed to be successful, and how to land your first job. These events also provide opportunities for students to network with alumni as well as for alumni to network with each other. Further this is a great way for alumni and industry partners to identify and recruit our talented students.

We strongly encourage all students from freshman to seniors and in all majors to attend these valuable events!

All alumni are invited to participate!

Career Events: October & November 2020

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Applied Investment Management

FMA/AIM Virtual NYC Event Series
The annual AIM/FMA New York trip will be replaced by a 3-part virtual series in fall 2020.  Connect with and learn from three organizations per session.  Firm presentations will be offered at the start of each hour for 40 minutes.  RSVP in Handshake by 5pm the day prior to each event to receive MS Teams links.

Oct. 16 Sessions: 9am-noon - RSVP in Handshake
Oct. 23 Sessions: 1-4pm - RSVP in Handshake
Oct. 30 Sessions: 1-4pm - RSVP in Handshake

Learn about the Applied Investment Management (AIM) Program
Virtual Open House Events - Freshmen and sophomore business students with an interest in AIM are encouraged to attend.
Nov. 6: AIM Program Overview - RSVP in Handshake
Dec. 4: Application Overview & Best Practices - RSVP in Handshake

Commercial Banking Program

Commercial Banking Open House: Thursday, Oct. 22, 3-5pm
Register in Handshake
Through the open house event, students will be able to learn about the opportunities and potential within the Commercial Banking industry and the direct path that Marquette University provides through the Commercial Banking Program into the profession. MU Alumni and professional bankers will be in attendance for Q&A. Students who are exploring the commercial banking program as well as those who want to network with commercial bankers are encouraged to attend. If you are able to attend the full event, students may receive a gift from attendance and remaining through the open house (which will be sent to you based upon the attendance roster). If you are not able to attend for the full event, please "pop in" for the portion you are able to attend.

About Commercial Banking: Commercial Banking is one of the most dynamic professions in the finance discipline.  With over 6,000 banks in the country opportunities exist for exceptional careers in the industry.  Marquette University is on the cutting edge of this profession with the development of one of only two undergraduate Commercial Banking Programs in the country.  With an advisory board of over 20 commercial banks supporting the program and with 100 percent placement of students in the last three graduations, the program is well regarded and students are sought after by major banks such as BMO Harris, Wintrust, Associated Bank, PNC, First Midwest Bank and many others.  Our Commercial Banking Club is vibrant consisting of over 90 students.  Plan your future by taking the first steps towards a career that offers lucrative salaries, exceptional benefits, an excellent work/life balance, and an opportunity to engage in the industry that drives our economy.

Applications for entry into this growing program will begin soon.  Start learning about the many opportunities of this profession by engaging in the variety of communications and videos which describe the benefits of the profession and joining us, virtually, at our Open House on October 22nd

Learn More: Visit our website at or contact Dr. Kent Belasco, Director at, or 630-817-8270.

Career Videos:
Risk Management Association video.
American Bankers Association video.
Federal Reserve video.

Commercial Real Estate

Real Estate Intro Night, Monday, Oct. 26, 5:30-7:00pm, the annual event is BACK for 2020! This is a can’t miss for all RE students – the event includes multiple (virtual) roundtable speakers focusing on all aspects of real estate. Come learn about their day-to-day in different career paths, ask questions, and figure out which career might be right for you! Get alumni information and network (and maybe get jobs/internships) after the event. Note – several job opportunities and internships have arisen from this event in past years, so don’t miss it!

RSVP in Handshake to sign-up for breakout sessions.

Corporate Finance

Careers in Finance – Career Planning Panel

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6-7pm

Are you thinking about a finance major and wondering about what it would be like to work in corporate finance? Join the Careers in Finance virtual panel to learn more about financial analyst, internal audit, and treasury finance functions.

RSVP in Handshake to access the MS Teams link.

Career Resources

For questions and information on internships, Contact Dr. Matteo Arena, Finance Department Internship Director (