Application Deadline: Foreign Service Financial Management Officer for the United States Department of State

The U.S. Department of State is looking to hire full-time Foreign Service Financial Management Officers (FMO) to serve at any of approximately 130 Foreign Service posts throughout the world and the United States (U.S.), including the Regional Financial Service Centers in Bangkok, Thailand, and Charleston, South Carolina. Overseas, they are responsible for the management of the financial activities of diplomatic and consular posts, including services to other U.S. government (USG) agencies.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Budgets and Financial Plans Services
  • Accounts and Records Services
  • Payrolling Services
  • Vouchering Services
  • Cashiering Services

To view more information about the positions and how to apply, visit the Department of State's job posting.

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Application Deadline: CREW Network Foundation Scholarship for Upperclassman Females

From the CREW Network Foundation website:

The CREW Network Foundation (Commercial Real Estate) scholarship program supports future female leaders as they pursue university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate. With the help of our generous donors, Scholarship Endowment Founders and scholarship program partners, CBRE and PGIM Real Estate, we were able to award fifteen (15) $5,000 academic scholarships to young women in 2016. To date, CREW Network and its Foundation have awarded 91 scholarships totaling $685,000.

Candidate Requirements:

  • must be a female
  • must be a full-time junior, senior or graduate (2017-2018 academic year)
  • must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • must be a citizen of the United States or Canada
  • must be enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • focus of study is included in one or more of the CREW Network Qualified Fields of Commercial Real Estate (QFCRE)

Application Deadline is April 30, 2017. To view more information about the scholarship and how to apply, visit the CREW Network website.

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Application Deadline: Jefferies Inspiring Women for Finance Symposium for Sophomores

Jefferies is inviting females in the class of 2019 from all college majors to apply and spend an immersive day at the Inspiring Women for Finance Symposium on June 16, 2017 in New York City. The symposium will provide an opportunity to meet professionals across divisions and experience a day in the life at a global Investment Bank.

For more information about the Symposium and how to apply, view the attached flyer. The application deadline is April 21, 2017.

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DMSB Banking Industry Day

On April 20, 2017, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, the DMSB Office of Career Management is hosting the Moore School Banking Industry Day. Representatives from the banking industry will be present to meet students and talk about opportunities at their institutions. Banks present will include:

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Wells Fargo
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Regions Bank
  • Other additional banks

This event is open to currently enrolled Moore School sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Registration is required for attendance. 

To view the full list of banks attending as well as more information about the event and how to register, visit the Event Details page for this event on Handshake.

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Application Deadline: Barclays ModernGuild Finance Accelerator Program for Freshman Diversity Candidates

Barclays is partnering with ModernGuild to offer ambitious, talented freshmen the chance to participate in an exclusive four-week training program that will help them learn the skills needed for a successful career in investment banking or sales and trading. Participants spend several hours a week in one-on-one virtual training sessions with a coach working on rapid skill-acquisition exercises and networking with Barclays’ professionals. The result? Participants will gain the core skills, self-confidence, and relationships to land their dream jobs. In fact, after successful completion of the program, participants will be invited to interview with Barclays for their highly competitive 2018 summer internship program.

As one of Barclays' diversity programs, the ModernGuild Finance Accelerator is designed to attract and educate high-achieving, underrepresented candidates, including female, Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and LGBTQIA students, as well as veterans and students with disabilities. 

To participate, apply by April 20, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply ahead of the deadline. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit Barclays' Diversity Programs page.

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Wall Street Prep - Online M&A and LBO Modeling Courses

University of South Carolina students can now access Wall Street Prep’s online M&A and LBO online courses for a deeply reduced fee of $100. To enroll, students can log on to Wall Street Prep.


The Online Courses include:

  • M&A Modeling
  • LBO Modeling
  • Trading & Transaction Comps Modeling
  • WSP Certification Exam (must complete FSM & DCF courses to attempt)


Key Benefits

  • Gain extensive real world experience modeling of exchange-listed companies
  • Experience high quality integration of accounting and Excel skills used by the financialservices industry
  • Gain technical knowledge in preparation for summer internships and full-time jobs
  • Access to the training content used by financial institutions to train incoming hires
  • Simulate what financial services professionals actually do on a daily basis


For all inquiries, please contact:


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Junior Analyst Position at Ellison Kibler & Associates - Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor

Ellison Kibler & Associates has an opening for a Junior Analyst position in Columbia, SC. The firm is looking for a graduating or recently graduated student with a solid understanding of markets and strong problem-solving skills that could add value early on. A more in-depth description of the position can be found below.

Interested students should contact Cathy Greenwood at with haste, as Ellison Kibler & Associates is looking to finish interviews for this position by March 31.

For more information about Ellison Kibler & Associates, visit their website.

The Junior Analyst job description is as follows:

Junior analyst supports financial advisors and other team members by preparing investment reviews and proposals for current and prospective clients. Works with advisors in providing probabilistic (Monte Carlo) analysis to help clients and prospects gain a better understanding of their life and investment goals and the likelihood of achievement. Junior analyst is required to stay up to date with changes in client portfolios, firm software and research pieces, and commentary from throughout the industry.

  • Use firm based software programs to prepare investment performance reports and goals based analyses.
  • Prepare charts and models to help illustrate each client’s investment portfolio.
  • Create spreadsheets that indicate when client portfolio is in need of rebalancing to better align with their target allocation.
  • Work with advisors and strategists to determine changes that need to be made within client portfolios.
  • Analyze compensation structures for corporate executives.
  • Produce reports that help clients plan for educational costs in the future.
  • IRA rollover analysis
  • Construct team marketing and other collateral materials.
  • Attend asset management meetings to be familiar with portfolio constituents.
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Capstone Student Investment Conference at the University of Alabama

  • Bryant Conference Center at the University of Alabama (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Capstone Student Investment Conference is a full-day event that brings together students and professionals from around the country who are passionate about investing and finance. They will learn from and interact with a distinguished panel of speakers who will share their expertise and insight. Attendees will also hear career-oriented advice from a panel of financial-industry professionals and have the opportunity to meet representatives from prominent firms in the financial-services industry who see the conference as an ideal way to make contact with motivated and engaged students interested in finance-related careers. 

For more information about the Conference and registration instructions, visit the Capstone Student Investment Conference page. Registration is $25 per student.

2017 CSIC Speakers:

  • Howard Marks, Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital
  • David Herro, Chief Investment Officer, International Equity, Harris Associates
  • Murray Stahl, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Horizon Kinetics 
  • Richard Adams, Portfolio Manager, Everpoint Asset Management 
  • Zeke Ashton, Managing Partner, Centaur Capital Partners
  • Jay Finney, Managing Director, Moelis & Co.
  • C. Jonathan Gattman, Founder and Portfolio Manager, Cloverdale Capital
  • Doug Hanslip, Managing Director, ZRG Partners 
  • James C. Kieffer, Portfolio Manager, Artisan Partners
  • Eric J. Marshall, President and Portfolio Manager, Hodges Capital 
  • Heath Terry, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs 
  • Jayme Wiggins, Chief Investment Officer, Intrepid Capital
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Application Deadline: CFIA Charlotte Trip on March 31, 2017

CFIA will be taking a group to Charlotte, NC on March 31, 2017. The trip will take the full day and will include site visits with the following:

  • Bank of America
  • Wells Fargo Securities
  • Either Ernst & Young or Deloitte

Dress will be business professional. To apply, send your resume and a short paragraph stating why you're interested in going on the trip to by Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

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Application Deadline: McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders 2017 Event

McKinsey & Company is hosting its Next Generation Women Leaders 2017 event from June 15-17, 2017 outside of Washington, DC. 

In this exclusive three-day workshop, McKinsey will offer talented women across North America the opportunity to explore the importance of women in leadership and the impact women leaders are having on the economy. Participants will also meet McKinsey consultants and participate in group sessions, workshops, discussions, and social events.

To view more about the event and how to apply, visit McKinsey's Careers page. The application deadline is Thursday, March 23, 2017 by 11:59 pm EST.

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Application Deadline: Barclays Sophomore Springboard Program for Diversity Candidates

Barclays is offering talented, motivated undergraduate sophomores an opportunity to visit their New York office and explore career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Banking
  • Compliance
  • Equity Research
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Public Finance
  • Sales and Trading
  • Technology

During the program, participants will take part in business workshops, as well as specialized soft skill training and interview preparation. There will be plenty of opportunities to network with Barclays employees and fellow program participants.

Following the experience, participants will be paired up with a mentor who will help build their Barclays networks and gear up for internship interviews in the fall of participants' junior year.

As one of Barclay's diversity programs, Sophomore Springboard is designed to attract and educate high-achieving, underrepresented candidates, including female, Black, Hispanic/Latino and Native American students.

The application deadline is March 12, 2017. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit Barclays' Diversity Programs page.

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Application Deadline: Credit Suisse Top Talent Women’s Mentor Program

The Credit Suisse Top Talent Women’s Mentor Program offers unique opportunities for outstanding female college Sophomores to learn more about Global Markets (Equity Research/Sales & Trading), Technology, or Investment Banking & Capital Markets. This selective program offers unique benefits, including early access to Credit Suisse leaders, technical skills training, mentoring, and shadowing & networking opportunities.

For more information and application instructions, click here to view the flyer. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

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Enrollment Deadline: ETF Global Portfolio Challenge

The ETF Global Portfolio Challenge is a web-based simulated investment challenge designed to serve as a fun and educational tool intended to help educate students about investing in Exchange-Traded-Products. Through the Challenge's website, investors will construct a portfolio utilizing between four and ten ETPs using a virtual endorsement of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). Players will attempt to pick the top-performing portfolios of ETFs. Each participant will compete on the investment performance of their respective virtual portfolio.

The enrollment deadline for the Challenge is Friday, February 17, 2017. Visit to learn more and sign up.

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Application Deadline: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Entry-Level Positions

For any seniors graduating in May 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is currently hiring entry-level bank examiners for a June 2017 start date.  The application is available now through February 16 and you can find additional information on their website:  The OCC is hiring for its Charlotte, NC office, as well as many other locations across the country.

Representatives from the OCC will be at the Darla Moore Business Expo on Wednesday, February 1, and will be available to discuss career opportunities with any interested students.

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Application Deadline: Quinnipiac University G.A.M.E. Forum in New York

We will be taking six students to the Quinnipiac University G.A.M.E. Forum in New York from March 30 to April 1, 2017. The G.A.M.E. Forum is a unique opportunity to interact with industry leaders and learn best practices in investment management. More information about the forum can be found at

If you are interested in attending, please email your resume and a brief statement of interest to by Friday, February 3. Hotel and registration expenses will be covered by the CFIA, but travel expenses are up to the students attending. All students are welcome to attend, but only six will receive CFIA financial assistance.

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