Connect to the Finance Industry

Our program gives students a hands-on experience in the investment management field by giving them full responsibility of portfolio management.

The Carlson Funds Enterprise plays a large role in connecting students with professionals in the local finance community.The program enables students to gain more insight into the different financial careers available to them throughout the industry and students that gradate from the CFE program often have a better idea of what they want to do after graduation than most finance students.

"A Day in the Life" Series

A Day in the LifeAs students get closer to graduation, they start thinking about the different career paths they wish to pursue and continue to ook for resources to help them through their search. The CFE provides valuable resources to students about the different types of jobs available to them and new to our pool of resources is a series entitled "A Day in the Life." This series gives a quick and honest look at what our analysts would experience on a typical day should they choose to pursue a particular type of career.

A Day in the Life Series (271 KB)

Popular Careers for CFE Participants

Areas of Interest Roles Companies
Investment Management
Hedge Funds
Private Equity
Sales & Trading
Investment Banking
Portfolio/Fund Manager
Portfolio Analyst
Buy-Side Investment Analyst
Sell-Side Analyst
Institutional Sales Representative
Wealth Manager
Equity Research Associate
Equity Analyst
Investment Product Manager/Sales Representative
Global Fixed Income Analyst

Ameriprise Financial
Federated Insurance
General Mills
Piper Jaffray
US Bank
Wells Fargo

Full List of Companies (179.94 KB)