Finance Internships and Activities

As a 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.

Recent Finance Internship Sites

Innovative Solutions • Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union • Fischer Investment Group • Angelo Planning Group • First American Equipment Finance • Mass Mutual • Donald J. Pisaro, EA, CFP • Lawley Insurance • AXA Financial Advisors • Paychex, Inc. • Canal View Financial Advisors • Holy Sepulchre Cemetery • Northwestern Mutual • Upstate Special Needs Planning • Alliance Advisory Group

Learn more about School of Business internship opportunities.

Finance Activities

Investment Club

Through the St. John Fisher University 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.

The Center for Career and Academic Planning recommends Handshake as the starting spot for current internship postings. Find additional career preparation and development resources in CCAP's Career Toolkit.