Career Path: Finance

“Be okay with taking calculated risks.” - Madeline Carpenter’14
  • Beloit College students spend a day in Chicago at the annual Econ Day learning and networking with alumni about business opportunities.
    Jill Fager


Finance is a diverse field with a wide range of opportunities for those who want to help people, or companies, succeed financially. The umbrella term covers jobs such as a financial or investment advisor, trader, stockbroker, financial analyst, portfolio manager, investment banker, and various positions in corporate finance & the insurance industry.

Facts & Figures

Figures taken from GlassDoor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Number of Jobs in 2020: 492,100
  • Job outlook: 6% (2020-2030)
  • Starting salary: $54,532/yr
  • Mid-career salary: $73,011/yr
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Soft Skills

  • Planning and Organizational Skills
  • Multitasking
  • Analytical & Problem Solving Skills

How to Get Started

  1. Take Beloit College courses in Financial Accounting and Business Finance.
  2. Talk with your advisor and Economics & Business faculty:
  3. Connect with Beloit Alumni in finance careers.
  4. Visit Career Works.
  5. Pursue finance internships.

Alumni Stories

Karla Figuera ’13

A life-long learner in the finance sector

A life-long learner, dedicated humanitarian, and a talented professional in the finance sector combine all together, and we have Karla Figueroa ’13.

Aaron Bauhs ’05

Taking initiatives to develop business acumen

Aaron Bauhs ’05 has always been passionate about business and sales; therefore, he took the initiative in leading Belmark Associates under the guidance of Professor Jeff Adams and obtained a summer business internship through the alumni network during his Junior. These experiences kickstarted his business acumen and consulting career.


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