Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance

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Careers

Welcome to the career planning page for the CSUN Department of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance.

Most students, when they are getting ready to leave school, think about what kind of job they will get. What they really need to think about is what kind of career they want. That is, what sequence of jobs will take you to where you want to be five or 10 years from now.

This webpage is designed to help you with your career planning. Start with a brief overview of career opportunities in finance. You can go to Careers in Finance (an external site not affiliated with CSUN) to get more detailed information about careers in the following fields:

Commercial Banking

Corporate Finance

Financial Planning

Hedge Funds

Insurance

Investment Banking

Money Management

Private Equity

Real Estate

You can go through each field and see which fits well with your interests. Be sure to check the links on the top left of the overview page, which connect to pages with more detailed information about each field.

There are also a number of financial careers in government. You can find links to some government jobs for finance majors here.

In some fields it helps to have a special certification (such as the CFA). Here is our list of certification.

Are you thinking about a specific job or career but you're not sure what it’s really like? Consider an internship. It’s a great way to watch what professionals do up close and you can get college credit! Go to the Internship Office for more details.

Considering graduate school (maybe an MBA or a Masters in Finance)? Here is our guide.