We, at the UConn School of Business, MS in Financial Risk Management program believe that the importance of career resources to students cannot be overstated. We provide the tools and opportunities to our program’s students to start and advance their careers. However, a successful job or internship search is the student’s responsibility to initiate and manage but with our guidance a student can develop their resume, learn how to network and prepare for interviews.
The students that take advantage of our resources and opportunities are the same ones that are receive job opportunities and become one of an increasing number of our “Success Stories.” The challenge of finding a job or internship can be overwhelming, and for our international students it is especially difficult. However, we do provide the resources students need. We have added to our Career Services team over the past year, which includes our on-staff international counselor, Jiajia Chen, and now also features two dedicated and experienced career placement professionals, Jason Gorack and Jennifer Grunwald.
Our strong career services staff, coupled with our program’s delivery of the learning and skills sought by employers, graduate highly effective, motivated, and employable students. And very importantly, we are a STEM-designated program, which to a U.S. employer means that they can generally employ an international student for up to 36 months after graduation…more than twice as long as a student from a non-STEM designated program.
As you’ll read, our students and graduates are joining an increasing number of very respected and recognized companies around the world. To cite just one example, we now have at least eight Risk Management alumni working at Goldman Sachs. We invite all prospective students to review the contents of this section to confirm that our program will meet your career search needs and your goals.