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Financial Analyst
Is this career
for you?
So, what do they do???
• Conduct quantitative analyses of information
affecting investment programs of public or
private institutions.
Skills Needed?
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Bachelor’s Degree
Analytical skills
Communication skills
Computer skills
Decision making skills
Detail oriented
Math skills
What About Salary?
Entry Level Annual Wage: $48,298 per year (FL)
$23.22 per hour (FL)
Experienced Average Wage: $84,698 per year (FL)
$40.72 per hour
Median Annual Wage 2012: $76,950 per year
$37.00 per hour
Job Outlook
Where to Start?
• Create a resume
• Start your search early
• Discuss opportunities with friends, teachers,
parents, etc.
• Take advantage of Jobs
for Tars
• Don’t be afraid to
try something new
Who are you?
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Organized?
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Investigative?
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Independent?
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Like flexability?
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ACTUARY
What does an actuary do?
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Analyzes statistical data.
Forecast risk and liability for payment of
future benefits.
What are the skills required?
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Main Skills
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General Skills
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Probability/statistics
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Reading comprehension
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Basic calculus
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Active listening/learning
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Critical thinking
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Speaking
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Complex problem solving
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Writing
How do I become one?
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Bachelors Degree
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Series of exams
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Probability
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Financial
Mathematics
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Financial Economics
But the pay?
Accountant
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Analyzes financial
information
Prepares financial reports to
determine or maintain record
of assets, liabilities, profit
and loss, tax liability, or
other financial activities
within an organization.
What do I need to know?
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Enterprising
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Mathematics
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Active listening
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Speaking
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Writing
Education Required
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Bachelor's degree in
accounting or a related
field.
Master's degree
Specialized programs,
such as a bachelor's
degree in internal
auditing.
Junior accounting positions
Salary
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Entry-level
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$65,000
Median
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$47,000
Senior
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$63,000
Leading
Accountants
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$70,000 to
$120,000
Job Description
 Studies the operational structures of
different businesses and analyzes their
efficiency.
 Develops experimental models and
environments to conduct research
 Defines data requirements, and
gathers information using statistical
tests.
 Prepare reports for management
defining and evaluating problems and
recommending solutions.
ensuring that computer
programs are producing desired
results (tracking inventory,
storing or retrieving data or
controlling other equipment)
What do I need to become one?
Education :
• Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics or
Computer Science
• Master’s Degree in Operational
Research
Skills:
• Complex Problem Solving
• Judgment and Decision Making
• Critical Thinking
• Active Learning
• Reading Comprehension
• Mathematics
• Time Management
Job Opportunities/Salary
NY:
Entry- $ 44,700
Average- $111,570
CA:
Entry- $ 51,780
Average- $ 87,670
DC:
Entry- $ 55,130
Average- $ 92,010
National
Average:$79,830
Number of Jobs in
(2012): 73,200
2012-2022: 27% increase
TX:
Entry- $ 41,690
Average- $ 75,150
FL:
Entry- $37,710
Average- $ 56,971
Job Description
A Lawyer…
– Represents clients in
court/government agencies.
– Examines legal data
– Evaluates findings and
develops strategies and
arguments
– Prepares legal briefs and
opinions, and files appeals
– Selects jurors, argues motions,
meets with judges and
questions witnesses
Source: "Florida CHOICES." - Career Profile. Web. 27 Jan. 2014.
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er_Profile.aspx?id=B02iSyIQxOi2RETNEDgNMAXAP3DPAXXAP3DPA
X>.
What do I need to do to become one?
Education :
• Bachelor's Degree
• LSAT Score between 155180
• Law School
• Pass the Bar
Skills:
• Logic
• Speaking
• Complex Problem Solving
• Active Learning
• Persuasion
• Reading Comprehension
Job Opportunities/Salary
NY:
Entry- $ 65,220
Average- $ 151,850
CA:
Entry- $ 73,950
Average- $ 153,480
DC:
Entry- $ 92,010
Average- $ 165,590
National
Average:$130,880
Number of Job in
(2012): 759,800
2012-2022: 10% Increase
TX:
Entry- $ 54,040
Average- $ 129,510
FL:
Entry- $ 53,706
Average- $ 122,512
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
CAREER
mary
karangelen
OVERVIEW
 Interdisciplinary field of engineering
 “Big Think” managers on large, complex projects
 Companies ranging from major transportation
networks to military defense
 Problems they solve:
 Reliability
 Logistics
 Coordination of different engineering teams
 Evaluation methods and troubleshooting
 Optimization
 Risk management
WHERE DO
SYSTEMS
ENGINEERS
WORK?
P r et t y m u c h
ev e r y w h e r e
WHAT ARE THE PERKS?
 Entry level job salary (Orlando) : $52,000
 Average job salary (Orlando): $86,000
 Experienced job salary (Orlando): $137,000
 Demand is soaring among a diverse and expanding universe
of employers
 Education requirements: An undergrad degree in
Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics; some jobs might
also require certification as a certified systems engineering
professional (CSEP)
 Drawbacks: Long hours are common; project deadlines can
be fierce
HOW DO I GET A SYS ENG JOB?
 Choose an appropriate major: Math, CS, Physics…
 Keep your GPA high!
 Take multiple internships in a variety of engineering
fields
 Take optimization, risk management, operations research
methods courses offered at Rollins
 Go to conferences that interest you and bring your
resume!
 Look for areas of the country that specialize in the type
of engineering you might be interested in
SIGNAL PROCESSING
 Wiki:
Signal processing is an area of
systems
engineering,
electrical
engineering,
and
applied
mathematics
that
deals
with
operations on or analysis of analog
as well as digital signals
My
Internship!
TRIDENT SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
 Company I worked for: Trident Systems Inc. (Fairfax, VA)
 What I was paid: $14/hr
 Hours I worked: 8am – 5pm M-F
 Who was my mentor: Dr. Charles Hsu Ph.D.
 What did I do:
 Edited internal documents
 MathLab codes
 Learned all about RADAR, UAVs, Analog to Digital
conversions, worked with field testing data, attend
conferences
SMALL VS. LARGE COMPANIES
Trident Systems Inc. = ~90 employees
 Work from home!
 Mostly independent work, I was given problems to solve myself
 Worked in more than one department
 Move higher more quickly
Larger company ie, Northrop Grumman = ~70,000 employees
 Less freedom
 Less responsibilities
 More competition for internships
 Less opportunity to move up in the company
OTHER COMPANIES WITH INTERNSHIPS
 Alcoa Power & Propulsion
(Independence, OH)
 www.alcoa.com
 BAE Systems ( Re s to n , VA )
 www.baesystems.com
 Ball Aerospace & Tec hnologies Corp
( B o u l d er, C O )
 www.ballaerospace.com
 Boeing ( S e a t t l e , WA )
 www.boeing.com
 Booz Allen Hamilton ( M c L e a n , VA )
 www.boozallen.com
 DRS Tec hnologies ( P a r s i p p a ny, N J )
 www.drs.com
 G E Av iat io n
(Grand Rapids, MI)
 www.geae.com
 G e n era l D y n amic s E le c t ric B o a t
(Groton, CT)
 www.gdeb.com
 M e g git t D e fe ns e S y s te ms, I n c
(Irvine, CA)
 www.meggittdefense.com
 N o r t h ro p G r um man
(Los Angeles, CA)
 careers.nor thropgrumman.com
 P r a t t & W h it ney
(East Hartford, CT)
 www.pw.utc.com
 R ay t h eo n C o ( Wa l t h a m , M A )
 www.raytheon.com

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