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1 Financial Analyst Is this career for you?

2 So, what do they do??? Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

3 Skills Needed? Bachelor’s Degree Analytical skills Communication skills Computer skills Decision making skills Detail oriented Math skills

4 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

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6 Job Outlook

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8 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 Where to Start?

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10 Who are you? ● Organized? ● Investigative? ● Independent? ● Like flexability? ● ACTUARY

11 What does an actuary do? ● Analyzes statistical data. ● Forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits.

12 What are the skills required? ● Main Skills – Probability/statistics – Basic calculus – Critical thinking – Complex problem solving ● General Skills – Reading comprehension – Active listening/learning – Speaking – Writing

13 How do I become one? ● Bachelors Degree ● Series of exams – Probability – Financial Mathematics – Financial Economics

14 But the pay?

15 Accountant ● 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.

16 What do I need to know? ● Enterprising ● Mathematics ● Active listening ● Speaking ● Writing

17 Education Required ● 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

18 Salary ● Entry-level – $47,000 ● Median – $63,000 ● Leading Accountants – $70,000 to $120,000 ● Senior – $65,000

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20 Job Description ensuring that computer programs are producing desired results (tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data or controlling other equipment)  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.

21 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

22 Job Opportunities/Salary CA: Entry- $ 51,780 Average- $ 87,670 CA: Entry- $ 51,780 Average- $ 87,670 FL: Entry- $37,710 Average- $ 56,971 FL: Entry- $37,710 Average- $ 56,971 DC: Entry- $ 55,130 Average- $ 92,010 DC: Entry- $ 55,130 Average- $ 92,010 NY: Entry- $ 44,700 Average- $111,570 NY: Entry- $ 44,700 Average- $111,570 TX: Entry- $ 41,690 Average- $ 75,150 TX: Entry- $ 41,690 Average- $ 75,150 National Average:$79,830 Number of Jobs in (2012): 73, : 27% increase National Average:$79,830 Number of Jobs in (2012): 73, : 27% increase

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24 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

25 What do I need to do to become one? Education : Bachelor's Degree LSAT Score between Law School Pass the Bar Skills: Logic Speaking Complex Problem Solving Active Learning Persuasion Reading Comprehension

26 Job Opportunities/Salary CA: Entry- $ 73,950 Average- $ 153,480 CA: Entry- $ 73,950 Average- $ 153,480 FL: Entry- $ 53,706 Average- $ 122,512 FL: Entry- $ 53,706 Average- $ 122,512 DC: Entry- $ 92,010 Average- $ 165,590 DC: Entry- $ 92,010 Average- $ 165,590 NY: Entry- $ 65,220 Average- $ 151,850 NY: Entry- $ 65,220 Average- $ 151,850 TX: Entry- $ 54,040 Average- $ 129,510 TX: Entry- $ 54,040 Average- $ 129,510 National Average:$130,880 Number of Job in (2012): 759, : 10% Increase National Average:$130,880 Number of Job in (2012): 759, : 10% Increase

27 mary karangelen SYSTEMS ENGINEERING CAREER

28  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 OVERVIEW

29 Pretty much everywhere WHERE DO SYSTEMS ENGINEERS WORK?

30  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 WHAT ARE THE PERKS?

31  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 HOW DO I GET A SYS ENG JOB?

32 My Internship! 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

33 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

34 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 SMALL VS. LARGE COMPANIES

35  Alcoa Power & Propulsion (Independence, OH)   BAE Systems (Reston, VA)   Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp (Boulder, CO)   Boeing (Seattle, WA)   Booz Allen Hamilton (McLean, VA)   DRS Technologies (Parsippany, NJ)   GE Aviation (Grand Rapids, MI)   General Dynamics Electric Boat (Groton, CT)   Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc (Irvine, CA)   Northrop Grumman (Los Angeles, CA)  careers.northropgrumman.com careers.northropgrumman.com  Pratt & Whitney (East Hartford, CT)   Raytheon Co (Waltham, MA)  OTHER COMPANIES WITH INTERNSHIPS

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