Finance

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Actuary vs Accountant: What’s the Difference?

An actuary reviews data to calculate risks, typically for insurance premiums or business decisions. On the other hand, an accountant compiles and reports financial information for things like taxes, year-end statements, and budgeting.

While the careers have many overlaps — both …

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Featured in the Field: A Career in Accounting at PwC

Brad is a first-year associate with accounting giant PriceWaterhouse Coopers. As an finance major at Penn State, Brad wasn’t originally drawn to the idea of an accounting firm until he was introduced to the advisory side of the business at …

By Troy Hopkins
Troy Hopkins Director, Undergraduate Career Counseling
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A Day in the Life of a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs

Olena is a financial analyst in the Securities Division at Goldman Sachs. Olena has been working hard her whole life ever since immigrating to the United States from the Ukraine when she was a child. With a degree in Accounting …

By Troy Hopkins
Troy Hopkins Director, Undergraduate Career Counseling
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What Are Analytical Skills? Definition and Examples

Analytical skills help you assess information, problem-solve, and implement solutions at work. They’re one of the top soft skills employers are looking for; in the last year alone, 2.7 million job descriptions listed analytical skills as a requirement.

So, what …

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Preparing for a Career Mixer

Bauer holds Pre-Recruiting / Internship Mixers before each Fall and Spring semester. In addition, many Bauer student organizations hold Mixers and Career Fairs throughout the semester.  Here are some tips to get you ready to make your best impression on employers …

By Troy Hopkins
Troy Hopkins Director, Undergraduate Career Counseling
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