Students receive a full set of workshops covering many helpful job and internship search strategies and tactics. In addition we offer customized, on-going one-on-one career coaching for all MCFAM students. We sponsor a variety of career fairs, panel discussions with industry leaders, and Networking Receptions where you can begin building your network of contacts and peers in the quantitative financial and actuarial industry. We get to know you over the course of your studies. We stay with you until you find the internships and jobs you are looking for. After you graduate we include you in our growing network of alumni who stay engaged in our events and coursework.
MCFAM does a 7 week workshop every Fall Semester so you are prepared for the employer recruiting season which kicks off earlier every fall. Whether you are seeking an internship a full time or part time job or an actuarial or financial mathematics project, you will learn critical techniques to help you:
Understand the best career path for you within our industry sector
Position yourself in the eyes of employers and future colleagues through resume and cover letter writing sessions
Prepare for a variety of job, internship and informational interviews by doing mock interviews
Learn the many facets of networking, so critical in today's highly competitive job market
Unlock the doors to the hidden market for the best jobs and internships
Customized, One-on-One Career Coaching
Once students join our program they get access to our expert career development and advancement coaching. You work with the same individual throughout your program. Our coach gets to know you and helps you position yourself in the best possible way for your unique background and skills. Over the course of your two year or 4 year program, you get enough career development support so that by the time you graduate you will either have a job or be fully immersed in the process of finding one.
Career Fairs, Professional Networking Events
Because you are in a MCFAM program you will be able to attend all the special Career Events sponsored by MCFAM. We have an ever growing network of professionals including actuaries in all sectors of the industry, senior, middle and entry level financial management at insurance firms, banks, hedge funds, and capital management firms, treasury departments of major banks and Fortune 500 firms, data mining and financial consulting firms.
We invite them to our Annual MCFAM Career Fair held every year in the TCF Bank Stadium in September.
We collaborate with industry partners to sponsor a Winter Panel Discussion and Keynote Lecture on critical topics with professional networking receptions.
We also sponsor a Spring MCFAM Networking Event where we bring in many local, regional and national companies to meet with our students and share their advice on the key factors for starting a successful career in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics.
Mentorship Possibilities between Alumni and Current Students
Once students graduate they stay involved at recruiting events, as guest speakers and sometimes as instructors in our courses.
We work to keep a connection going between our current students and alumni so they become mentors to students who are currently going through the program.
Actuarial Students and Master of Financial Mathematics Students (MFM) can join their respective sub groups within our MCFAM Linked In Group.
These sub-groups are restricted to current students, alumni, faculty and advisors involved in the programs.