Monday, February 20, 2012 myBiz Blog
Career Options in Finance Video Series: Corporate, Commercial & Retail Banking by Jamie Marsh Finco

Our first focus area in finance that we will cover as part of our series is Corporate, Commercial and Retail Banking.  

In this video, you will learn more about the fundamental responsibilities and career paths housed within the Corporate, Commercial and Retail Banking spaces. Some examples of specific roles in this industry include:

  • Account Management
  • Lending
  • Money/Investment Management
  • Treasury Services/Cash Management
  • Credit and Risk Analysis
  • Mortgages
  • Currency Exchange
  • And so much more!

To set yourself up for a successful career in the banking industry, check out opportunities to work as a Teller or Personal Banker’s Assistant within a local bank branch or corporate office.  You can also join the Finance & Investment Society here in the Wisconsin School of Business to start learning more about this career path and begin networking with employer contacts. Banks look for candidates who possess the following skills:

  • Self-motivation                
  • Fast learner
  • Analytical skills                 
  • Respect for compliance/confidentiality
  • Communication skills     
  • Relationship building skills
  • And more

Do corporate, commercial and retail banks recruit at UW-Madison? Absolutely yes! Below are a few examples of banks who recruit on campus. This is by no means a complete list so make sure to login to BuckyNet to search the full database of opportunities. 

Stay tuned for our next video in this series: Corporate Finance!