What can I do with a major in Financial Planning?
UGA Specific Information for Financial Planning
The Financial Planning major at the University of Georgia prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and technical expertise to become client-focused professional financial planners or financial counselors who help individuals and families create, manage, and transfer wealth efficiently. The program is registered and fully accredited with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. and the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) Examinations.
Demand for graduates has consistently exceeded the number of students in the major. Graduates earn competitive salaries and have a variety of career options. Financial planning is ranked among the nation's fasted growing and most rewarding careers. Additionally, graduates have been accepted to the nation's most prestigious graduate schools, gone on to law school, written papers published in leading financial planning opinion journals, and gone on to own and manage leading financial planning firms.
Employers Hiring UGA Financial Planning for the Class of 2016*
Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company | Chick-fil-A, Inc. | Crawford Investment Counsel, Inc. | GenSpring Family Offices, LLC | Next Step Realty New York, LLC | Nolan Transportation Group, Inc. | State Farm | The ASPIRE Clinic at McPhaul Center | The Charles Schwab Corporation | TrueWealth, LLC | Wells Fargo & Company
Job Titles of UGA Financial Planning Majors for the Class of 2016*
Account Receivable Specialist | Agent Aspirant | Brand Ambassador | Client Service Associate | Family Services Coordinator | Financial Analyst | Financial Service Provider | Operations Clerk | Private Client Development | Relationship Specialist | Restaurant Marketing Director
UGA Financial Planning Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*
** Includes Self-Employed
Internship Information (Must complete FHCE 5900 prior to beginning internship for credit)
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
-Participate in the Career Center's Intern for a Day program to explore career fields of interest.
-Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest. Speak to your Career Consultant to discuss how to set up and prepare for informational interviews.
-Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.
-Look for student-specific and career resources from professional associations affiliated with your career fields of interest.
-Take on an internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunity related to your career fields of interest. Utilize Handshake to search for these opportunities.
-Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.
-Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.
Supplemental Career Research Dashboard
Additional Career Research Resources
O*NET (click on Find Occupations)
Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)
Career Insider: Vault Guides (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "Career Insider". Select "Industries and Professions".)
Candid Career (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "CandidCareer.com". View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)