As a Fisher Specialized Master in Finance student, our team of Career Management consultants are eager and committed to helping you achieve your employment goals. They will help you get started with career planning during the summer prior to enrollment to ensure you are job search ready from day one of the employer recruiting season.
Career Management provides individual consultation on job search preparation, organizes career fairs and on-campus interviews, and maintains postings for full-time career positions through FisherConnect (a web-based job search tool).
Their personal approach to career management provides you with individual consultation on your job search and is proven to lead to success:
90% of Fisher SMF students actively seeking employment
secured a job within 6 months of graduation
Learn more about Fisher SMF graduates' employment success.
The Office of Career Management staff keeps its finger on the pulse of ongoing hiring trends and can anticipate and plan for changes in hiring practices and needs. This helps ensure that you can position yourself to potential employers in the best possible way. Fisher graduates are already in step with the business community and equipped to hit the ground running wherever they find themselves.
From the day you first step on campus, you will find a variety of tools at your disposal, all designed to provide you with professional enhancement and networking opportunities. Fisher hosts high-profile business executives at our Executive Lunch series and at the Distinguished Speaker Series (DISS), sponsored by the Office of Global Business.
Alumni and other friends of Fisher who have attained leadership positions in their companies are invited into the classroom as guest lecturers and look forward to meeting the class. Course work is designed to hone and build confidence in your presentation and public speaking skills. There are also scheduled events to address every aspect of your career development, including career-focused boot camps, workshops, career conversations and more.
At Fisher, approximately 70 percent of students enrolled in the SMF program are international students. Consequently, the Office of Career Management places a great emphasis on meeting the special challenges and unique needs of international students. For example, career consultants support and encourage students to develop personalized plans for global job searches and helps international students in the search for jobs not just in the United States, but also internationally and in their home country. Students are encouraged to meet regularly with their career consultants to develop a personalized marketing and outreach plan as early as possible.
Students holding an F-1 Visa that are not able to receive H1-B sponsorship from potential employers may choose to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). This often helps the student gain work experience in a US firm and ultimately, may lead the firm to sponsor a work visa. Our degree program does not require specific work experience, so students are not eligible for Curricular Professional Training (CPT). Different seminars are offered throughout the year to discuss these options and address job search issues faced by international students.