Financial Math students have access to a wide array of career services:
Career Management Workshops
In the Fall & Spring semesters, students will have an opportunity to attend career management related workshops on topics such as resumes, LinkedIn, networking, interviewing, managing career progression, and job search strategies for the international student.
Customized, One-on-One Career Counseling
Once students join our program they have exclusive access to personalized career development counseling to enhance professional and career development unique to each students' interest, experience and skill-set. Students begin working one-on-one with a career coach from the beginning until graduation so they gain enough support and resources before graduation to prepare them for the work world. The coach is on campus once a month and virtual appointments are available throughout the program.
Students will have opportunities to work on projects from industrial problems during the summer after their first semester in the program. There will be one mentor from the industrial and one faculty mentor. Recent topics include mortgage insurance credit risk models, CCAR, CECL, etc.
Financial Math Program’s Workshop Series
NC State's Financial Math program is proud to host workshops taught by alumni, professional experts and area employers to provide practical industry techniques and training for students. The series of workshops include topics such as financial risk, credit risk, stress testing and fixed income. Workshops provide opportunities for students to enhance their professional and career development, as well as to strengthen soft skills highly sought by employers such as presentation skills, business writing, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
SAS and Bloomberg Terminal Resources
Students gain resources and projects to become SAS Certified Base Programmer and Bloomberg Certified. They also obtain valuable information and contacts from alumni and industry practitioners.
Graduate Trainee Internship Opportunities
Students may have opportunities to work at local companies part time after the second semester. The student can work 10-20 hours per week at the company while taking classes on campus. The financial support may cover the tuition, too. Previous and current companies include SAS, Genworth, Financial Risk Group, etc.
Career Fairs and Professional Networking Events
Financial Math students are required to attend 2 professional events per semester. NC State University has several annual career fairs which all Financial Math students are invited to attend. Second year students are encouraged to attend the National Financial Mathematics Career Fair.
Students have the opportunity to meet alumni and professionals in all sectors of the industry including risk management, portfolio & asset management, risk modeling, data mining, hedge funds, insurance, banking and commodities trading.