Finance

Explore career opportunities in the Finance industry!

This page and the associated resources are a starting point for exploring Finance careers and developing the skills commonly needed for roles within the field.

Careers in finance can include corporate finance, investment & commercial banking, money management, and Fintech and can range from providing analysis and forecasting to a team within an organization to deciding how to invest the organization’s capital or source capital for the company. 

Explore & Research Finance Careers

Finance professionals are needed in a variety of companies and industries. Here we detail those as well as provide examples of internships and entry level jobs, and review common skills needed to excel in a career in finance.

Gain Experience & Develop Skills

Although you will develop many skills inside the classroom, getting involved and gaining experience will allow you to test them out, improve your abilities, and give you concrete examples to share with future employers.

Make Connections

Connecting with, and learning from, alumni or professionals working in finance will serve you well in your search. Here we detail how to engage in informational interviews and suggest clubs and organizations you can join to build your network.

Organizations to Consider Joining

There are several organizations, within the University and outside of it, that you could join to expand your network and deepen your understanding of the various industries and job functions within finance.

Getting to Know Your Career Advisors: Claire Wu

Claire is the associate director of career strategy at the Lundquist College of Business, and one of four incredible career advisors at Mohr Career Services. Watch this video to learn more about Claire and how she can support you on your career journey.

By Claire Wu (She/Her)
Claire Wu (She/Her) Associate Director, Career Strategy
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Stand Out from the Crowd: Microcredentials at Lundquist College

In today’s competitive job market, you need more than just a degree to stand out as you transition from the classroom to your career. And now, we’re introducing a brand new way for University of Oregon students to showcase their career abilities and validate their skills—microcredentials.

By Trish Dorman
Trish Dorman Senior Associate Director, Student Engagement and Programming
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Spring Into Career Connections

Mark your calendars for our lineup of career and professional development events this spring! We’re here to help.

By Josh Pritchett
Josh Pritchett Client Services Manager
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Are You Making Some Common Job Search Mistakes?

Christine Cruzvergara, Chief Education Officer at Handshake shares some great tips for young job seekers with Jennifer Liu of CNBC.

To learn about some key tips, read more here: https://www.cnbc.com/2024/02/27/the-most-common-job-search-mistake-young-workers-make.html

By Shared by Sara Mason of Mohr Career Services. Author: Jennifer Liu of CNBC.
Shared by Sara Mason of Mohr Career Services. Author: Jennifer Liu of CNBC.
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Not Feeling Ready To Start Your Career? You Are Not Alone!

Many students feel hesitant to apply for a “career” job as graduation nears.

At Mohr Career Services, we sometimes hear from seniors that they feel they should complete a senior summer internship before applying to a post-graduation job. Like imposter …

By Pauline Thaler (she/her)
Pauline Thaler (she/her) Career Advisor
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Career Resources

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Find Alumni

Connect with alumni in your industry via the Lundquist Connect community.

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  • Executive Compensation Specialist HSBC
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  • United States, MI
  • Founding Member The Fourth Effect
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  • Portland, OR
  • Director, Corporate Partnerships and Programs NAIA - National Animal Interest Alliance
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  • London, UK
  • Director, EMEA MTI - Mobile Technologies Inc.
Meet Adam >
  • Portland, OR
  • Relationship Manager, Affordable Housing Umpqua Bank
Meet Grace >
  • Eugene, OR
  • Partner & CMO Revolution Design Group
Meet Seth >
  • Portland, OR
  • Owner McDonald Jacobs
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  • Portland, OR
  • CEO Upward Technology
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Personal Finance Tips and Tricks

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QuickBooks: Advanced Bookkeeping Techniques

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Creative Inspirations: Margo Chase, Graphic Designer

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Storytelling for Designers

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Running a Web Design Business: Defining Your Business Structure

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Financial Analysis: Making Business Projections

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Estimating future financial performance plays a big part in the life of start-ups and corporations large and small. By looking…

Small Business Secrets

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Developing Ideas and Advertising Concepts

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Running a Design Business: Pricing and Estimating

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As a freelance creative, you need to know how to write proposals and contracts for client-commissioned projects. Learn the basics…

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Lundquist College of Business
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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
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