Careers in Finance

Alumni presentation and networking event

Friday, October 25, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Marquette University

Alumni Memorial Union Ballrooms

-Register to attend (handshake)

-Event program

About Careers in Finance

Careers in Finance provides an afternoon of panel and Q&A discussion about careers in corporate finance, commercial banking, investments and commercial real estate. The event will conclude with a networking fair.


1:00 -1:10 p.m.  


1:10 – 1:25 p.m.

Welcome & opening comments

1:30 – 2:10 p.m.

Breakout Session #1

2:15 - 2:55 p.m.

Breakout Session #2

3:00 - 3:40 p.m.

Breakout Session #3

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Networking reception

Breakout Session Panelists

  • Commercial Banking: BMO Harris Bank, Waterstone Bank, Associated Bank & Capital One

  • Corporate Finance: Rockwell Automation, GE Healthcare, SynFiny & Generac

  • Investments:  RW Baird, Citi Private Bank, CIBC Cleary Gull & Baird Advisors

  • Commercial Real Estate: ShopCore Properties, a Blackstone portfolio company, Alpha Capital CRE, IRC Retail Centers & Hammes Partners

How to Prepare

  • Dress: business casual is expected, business professional is welcome.
  • Event Program: A detailed program will be available two weeks before the event.
  • Networking Reception Employers: Students may preview employers attending the networking reception through Handshake → fairs.
  • Do I need to RSVP in advance? RSVPs in Handshake are appreciated so we can plan for space and food accurately.  This is a great event so if you forget to RSVP, you are still welcome to attend!
  • What should I bring? Bring a notebook or padfolio to take notes during sessions and to hold business cards you receive.  Bring your resume to the networking reception.  Some employers may accept resumes, others may ask you to stay in touch through LinkedIn or to apply to opportunities online.  Either way – be prepared with your updated resume!

Event Sponsors

Careers in Finance is co-hosted by the Finance Department and Business Career Center with event sponsorship support from SynFiny Advisors.  Check out SynFiny’s Junior Advisor opportunity in Handshake!  Freshmen through seniors are welcome to apply!

SYnFiny logo


Networking Reception Sponsors


Generac logo 

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"I would strongly encourage students to attend the Careers in Finance day because it provides an in-depth look at what people do with their finance backgrounds. Additionally, it allows one to network with individuals who are more than willing to help motivated students."
-Alex Wilke, PNC Financial Services, Analyst