Is SCIFI a program right for you?
Are you a self-starter, an independent thinker? Do you have a natural curiosity and are not afraid to dig deep to get the right answers? Those successful in the world of investment finance tend to share these characteristics. Admission into SCIFI is by application. The ideal candidate should be a rising senior with a strong intellect, an interest in the investment field, good communication and analytical skills, demonstrated academic achievement and a strong work ethic.
Interested? Get a Head Start!
Students will need to consider course requirements as early as their sophomore year and first successfully complete two core business program courses - Financial Accounting (BUS203) and Corporate Finance (BUS320). (Learn more.)
Serious candidates need to demonstrate interest and commitment to the program during their junior year in Investments (BUS327). We recommend that potential applicants take BUS327 in the fall of their junior year and consider study abroad or internship opportunities away during the spring semester. Applications from students taking Investments (BUS327) in the spring or equivalent coursework from other colleges will be given equal consideration for admission to SCIFI for their senior year.
Why an Application Process?
- An application process requires demonstrated commitment to the program
- Allows us to determine who has the right skills and drive to make a significant contribution
- Measures ability of candidates to take advantage of a very competitive internship and post-graduate job market
- Completed application form
- Cover letter discussing personal goals and commitment to the program
- Resume reviewed by Career Services
|Fall of Junior Year||Schedule meeting with Career Services for resume review and application assistance|
|Dec. 1st of Junior Year||Applications will be accepted|
|Dec. 15th of Junior Year||Application deadline - submit application package to Business Department|
|Early January||First round selections made|
|Late February||Spring applications accepted|
|Mid-March||Second round selections made|
|Early Spring Sememster||Schedule summer internship interviews through Office of Career Services|
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