Career Guidance and Support

MSFRM: A STEM-Designated Program

The Master of Science in Financial Risk Management (MSFRM) Program knows that the importance of career resources to students cannot be overstated. Our career services team is fully integrated into our program, working with applicants, students, and alumni.

Our dedicated team of experts helps students build their essential job search tools (resume, network, LinkedIn, interview preparation) and create opportunities to help launch and advance successful careers. We partner with students to assist in a successful job or internship search, with students given the resources to take the lead and manage their search process.

Students are encouraged to use our resources and take advantage of opportunities that can lead to job placement. Identifying the right job or internship can be overwhelming, and for international students it can be especially challenging. Our dedicated professional Career Services team includes our two experienced career placement professionals, Jason Gorack and Annie George. In addition, our international program manager, Jiajia Chen, provides global insight, resources and connections.

Graduates of the MSFRM program exhibit the highly effective, motivated talent sought by employers. As a STEM-designated program, U.S. employers can generally employ an international MSFRM graduate for up to 36 months of OPT (Optional Practical Training).

FRM students and graduates are joining the growing number of well recognized global brands including Goldman Sachs, KPMG, EY and Moody’s, just to name a few. We invite all prospective students to review this page and reach out to our career experts for additional information.


Connecting with Professionals and Alumni

From March - July 2020, 212 students had 1:1 or small group conversation with 21 experienced professionals in the industry. Companies include:

Goldman Sachs
GE Financial
KPMG
RBS
PepsiCo
Aon
Conning
Graham Capital Management
Atlas Air Worldwide

Moodys
Swiss Re
Bank of China
Santander Bank
ION
Hartford Healthcare
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Jefferies Financial Group
ACI Worldwide

Barclays
Thomas Reuters
UBS
IBM Battlefin
Nassau
Artemis Health
Insurity
Travelers Insurance
Robert Half Agency

Career Conversations
A series of panel and webinar conversations focused on financial risk management careers, directly from industry professionals. Discussions are designed to provide students with the opportunity to connect, network, and gain perspective from both industry professionals and alumni, increase insight into various areas of financial risk management, and get advice from experts currently working in the field.

"By talking with different professionals in various areas, I have a sense of how the world really operates and narrowed down my career goals as well." -Jason.z

Alumni Events
Front-row seat conversations with both local and international UConn Financial Risk Management alumni. Various events that provide industry insight and networking connections. Some of the companies represented include Goldman Sachs, Moody's, Barclays, Swiss Re, Bank of America, ACI World Wide, Capital Analytics AIG, Kroll Bond Agency, AIC Global Capital Markets, UBS AG, and China Guangfa Bank.

"It was a really great experience to talk with people currently working at my dream company. Great way to build network!" -Xinhao.l


Online Workshops

Online workshop topics include:

  • Resume/Cover Letter
  • Networking Strategies and Opportunities
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Social Media Branding and Presence

"Those professionals helped with my resume and LinkedIn profile, which make me stand out among my colleagues" -Ruizhang.h

"Thanks for the opportunities to practice my interviewing skills during the mock sessions. It was really helpful to practice and to talk to Lee." -Yuting.d


Office Hours

Email to schedule an appointment!

Annie George
Career Advisor, Hartford campus
annie.george@uconn.edu

Jason Gorack
Career Advisor, Stamford campus
jason.gorack@uconn.edu

MSFRM Career Center Events Fall 2020