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Finance Internships and Activities

As an finance student, you are encouraged to take advantage of the robust School of Business internship program, as well as discipline-specific opportunities on campus.

School of Business Internship Program

Through the School of Business internship program, you are able to utilize the most up-to-date technical, theoretical, and practical skills learned in the classroom and apply them on-site with a business or organization.

In addition to several local and regional financial planning and advisory firms, recent internship sites for finance students include:

  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union
  • First American Equipment Finance
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Lawley Insurance
  • Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
  • Upstate Special Needs Planning

Learn more about School of Business internship opportunities.

Finance Activities

Investment Club

Through the St. John Fisher College Investment Club, you can join other undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty to manage a real-world investment portfolio. The group meets weekly to review portfolio performance, and occasionally entertain guest speakers from the local business community.

Stocks in the portfolio have included:

  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • BP plc
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Phillips 66
  • SeaDrill Limited
  • Target Corp.
  • Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF
  • Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Williams Companies, Inc.

Researching and analyzing potential investments while actively managing a portfolio allows you to gain a new and dynamic understanding of financial markets while developing skills that transfer to careers in finance and improve your personal financial literacy.

Go on Tour

Membership in the Investment Club offers you travel opportunities as well. Each year finance students journey to Manhattan’s financial district, where they meet with finance professionals and Fisher alumni in order to learn more about the financial markets. In 2016, the group embarked on its first international education experience, touring financial institutions in London, England and Reykjavik, Iceland.

Compete for the Cup

As a member of the Investment Club, you could be part of a team that competes annually in the Adirondack Cup, a competition where students from participating colleges and universities create their own hypothetical small-cap portfolio for six months. The portfolio with the best return wins the Cup. The competition provides real-world experience in managing a portfolio and practical experience in research, patience, and independent thinking.

For more information on internship and experiential learning opportunities available to Fisher students, visit the internship page on the Center for Career and Academic Planning website.