Explore@4 is a series of interactive panel discussions designed to help students explore popular career paths with industry professions in an informational setting.

Fall Explore@4

Title When/Where Description With Representatives from:
Corporate Finance 09/03/14
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
TCC 350/35/352

Why corporate finance? Companies are going to need finance and accounting professionals to manage their money. This simple truth should make corporate finance an attractive option if you're the type of person who has great math skills and enjoys being part of real solutions with bottom line impact. (Vault.com Corporate Finance Industry Guide).

  • Comerica
  • Sycamore Valuation
  • GE Capital
  • Union Bank
  • Westlake Financial Services
Rotational and Leadership Development Programs 09/04/14
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
TCC 350/35/352

Management Development Programs (also referred to as Leadership Development Programs, Rotational Programs, Management Trainee Programs, and Trainee Programs) are designed to foster a pipeline of creative talent that will rotate through multiple departments in a structured process. These programs, which often last between 18 months and 3 years, provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to fast track their careers (often resulting in placement in a managerial position at the end of the program) and provide the organization with a new generation of talented leaders.

  • AT&T
  • Comerica
  • Macy's
  • Mattel
  • Mondelez
Government 09/09/14
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

What do international relations, education, engineering, business, and technology have in common? All of those fields can lead to a career in government! Whether at the local, state, or federal level, careers in government can take all forms. Come find out which government career is right for you!

  • County of Los Angeles
  • HUD
  • NRG eVgo
  • Homeland Security
  • Veteran Affairs
Investment Banking 09/10/14
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
TCC 450

Why is everyone buzzing about Investment Banking? "Investment banks help companies and governments issue securities, help investors purchase securities, manage financial assets, trade securities and provide financial advice." (careers-in-finance.com website). Employment in securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities is expected to expand 25 percent by 2020. (Occupational Outlook Handbook thru the Bureau of Labor Statistic website). Come and learn more about this industry to see if it's a good fit for you!

  • Financial Technology Partners
  • Marubeni Auto Investment Holding
  • Pacific Crest Securities
  • Wells Fargo Securities
Economics 09/16/14
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
TCC 450

Want to know some of the careers available in the field of economics? From economists to consultants to actuaries, attend this workshop to get a feel for what would best suit you!

  • California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
  • Analysis Group, Inc
  • Goldman Sachs
  • US Department of the Treasury
Film and TV Production 09/23/14
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
SCA 108

Lights! Camera! Action! From production assistant to executive producer, the world of film and television production offers an array of employment options. Come find out how to launch your career in entertainment!

  • Disney ABC Television Group
  • FullScreen, Inc and YouTube
  • Producer (Barbershop, For Colored Girls, Peeples)
  • Writer (The Lottery Ticket)
Consulting 10/01/14
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
TCC 450

Why do so many people want to be consultants? "Consulting firms are in the business of renting out brains. Consultants get paid to synthesize massive quantities of foreign data, toss out the irrelevant information, structure an approach to a given client issue, and hypothesize logically and creatively before people of power and influence." (Case In Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation, Marc P. Cosentino.) Come meet recruiters and professionals in the consulting industry to learn all about this exciting career path!

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • FTI Consulting
  • Mercer