A few weeks ago, I attended the Finance and Economic Society. This club was particularly interesting to me because I am planning to major in Finance myself. The people who held the meeting were very friendly and polite to everyone. They brought in pizza and drinks for everyone and served it before the presentation started.
The presentation focused mainly on the aspects of Finance major in Baruch and various career paths related to finance. Some of the things covered during the presentation were Hedge Funds and Prop Shops, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Portfolio Management, Market Analysis, Corporate Finance, and Stock Trading. Although some of those things seemed very confusing to me at first, the speaker explained everything very clearly and gave me an overall better understanding of Finance. The speakers also explained what kind of jobs are popular in the Finance industry. He then told us what kind of skills each position requires and what kind of work we will be doing. I found that particularly interesting and insightful, as it made me think and realize what kind of job will be truly interesting for me. After the presentation ended, I also started wondering whether Finance is the right major for me. Most of the jobs and positions explained in the presentation did not seem that intriguing or interesting to me. Something else that stuck with me from that meeting was when the speaker told us that you don’t necessarily need to major in Finance to get a job in the Finance field. Then he asked one of his fellow club leaders to tell a story of a girl who majored in Biology and ended up working for JPMorgan Chase Finance department. This made me question my choice of major even further and made me more interested in exploring other majors in Baruch.