What I Love About My Major: Finance & Financial Planning and Wealth Management


In this video, University of Delaware students majoring in finance share their favorite things about their major. UD Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics students Josiah Hanson, Arynn Hernandez and Jayke Marsh talk about their favorite classes, their future career goals and more. This video is part of the Lerner College’s “What I Love About My Major” video series.


Josiah Hanson: So I chose the finance major because one, I like working with numbers and the finance major definitely has a lot of that and I also like working with people. And I think that the major and the career offerings after the major and after graduating from university allowed me to work in a career that would really let me do two things that I enjoy doing. I think that the finance major really was a great
stepping stone in order to reach those goals for my career.

Arynn Hernandez: What makes the finance major so unique is that I can take it in so many different ways. I came in not really sure what I wanted to do. But because the way that finance major is structured, I was able to test run a bunch of different majors, I was able to take a lot of different intro classes and I really got into marketing. I got into trust management. I got into all these different, you know accounting. I got to try a lot of different classes and I learned what makes each one exciting.

Jayke Marsh: Right on the first floor of Purnell Hall where we have a majority of our classes we have a full trading center in there where students can go in, go in on open hours and really just check out the different softwares that are on the computers. There’s also opportunities to get Bloomberg certification. So it’s just a really great opportunity for students that are interested in financial markets to get real exposure and I think that’s really unique to the major.

Hanson: There’re students that have graduated that are in investment banking, private equity some work at hedge funds. So you’re really surrounded by some of the best and brightest and that pushes you to be, you know, one of the best and brightest.

Lifelong Lerner: Charis Brooks

A desire to give back to their community and a dedication to fostering lifelong learning are common traits of the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics alumni. Charis Brooks graduated from Lerner College in 2014 with a bachelor of...

Lerner Study Abroad Trip Offers More Focused, In-Depth Experience

The first study abroad experience for Suresh Sundaram was when he came to the United States to study in 1996, and it’s been his passion ever since. “It definitely changed my life and my career trajectory,” the assistant professor of marketing said. Now, Sundaram leads...

Phillies Prepare for Another Shot at ‘Red October’

October is a distant memory now for Phillies fans. Or at least, they’re pretending it is. It wasn’t the season finale the Phillies envisioned when they returned home needing only one win to clinch a National League pennant. The Game 7 loss to the Diamondbacks will...

Lerner Professor Researches How Streaks Motivate Us

Friends out for a drink have hatched many a bright idea, but these insights (or what feel like insights at the time) don’t usually end up published in academic journals. For researchers Jackie Silverman and Alixandra Barasch, though, a trip to a brewery sparked an...