Finance and Accounting students from all years are invited to attend. Faculty are highly encouraged to come and support as well!
Networking Social + Career Fair
The networking social is an opportunity for companies attending FFD and students to interact in a social setting before the career fair. Light refreshments and games will be provided. Admission is free for FMA members and faculty and $5 for non- FMA members. Students can pay on Eventbrite while registering for FFD or at the door, where ONLY cash will be accepted. No resumes are allowed at this event and the attire is smart casual. The max number of students allowed will be 40, and thus will follow a first come, first serve system.
The purpose of FFD is to provide students with the opportunity to get acquainted with various financial services companies ranging from corporate finance, banking, and more. A full list of previous companies can be found here. As this is a career fair, it is an opportunity for students to learn more about internship and full-time opportunities offered by companies attending. It is free to attend for students and faculty. The dress code if business professional and students are strongly encouraged to bring resumes in padfolios.
For a full list of companies that are attending this year (2017) please click here.
Networking Social- The Monday Club (1815 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401)
Futures in Finance Day- Multi Activity Center located behind the Recreation Center
Networking Social- Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 5PM-6:30PM
Futures in Finance Day- Friday, September 22, 2017
FFD is a means for students to get connected with a wide variety of possible internship and full- time opportunities. Thus, in order to facilitate the smooth transition of the event, ensure maximum amount of time to network, and to reward our outstanding membership, we are going to allow students attend the career fair in the following segments:
- 9:00AM-10:00AM- FMA Members Entry ONLY
- 10:00AM-12:00PM- Open to general student body
Freshman: It never hurts to introduce yourself to companies and recruiters earlier on. Not only will you be able to build a strong relationship over the years, but this will also show companies how serious you are about getting a job with them in the near future.
Sophomore/Junior: This is an opportunity for you to look into internships and see what sector of finance interest you. If you have a connection with some of the companies from previous years of attending FFD, this would be a great time to re- introduce yourself and express your desire to work for the company.
Senior: It is never too late to apply for a full time job. If you are still searching for a job or even an internship, this is a great opportunity for you to do so!
Students interested in signing up for Futures in Finance Day can do so on the Eventbrite link on the FMA Facebook page. Signing up on Eventbrite ahead of time will guarantee students with professional nametags. Otherwise, they will have to hand write their names on plain nametags on the day of. Additionally, it will help the planning committee with distribution of swag items.
Tips & Tricks:
- Dress code is strictly Business Professional
- For convenience of storage, it is highly recommended that students not bring their backpacks
- Research, research, research! Search the websites of all the companies that interest you and come prepared with well thought out questions to ask the professionals. A full list of firm’s bios will be provided closer to the event date.
- Bring your resumes in a padfolio
- If you strike a good conversation with some professionals, don’t forget to ask for their business cards
- If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org