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Graduate David Janssen

David Janssen
Portfolio Analyst - Global Rates and Currency Team
Columbia Management, Minneapolis, MN

  

Hometown: Pipestone, MN
Graduation: 2011
Degree/Major:  Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) - Finance and Economics

Professional Profile:

At Columbia  Management, I work closely with the portfolio managers, sovereign analysts, and traders on our Global Aggregate, International, Emerging Market, and Currency Alpha Fixed Income Strategies. I have also passed the first two levels of the Chartered Financial  Analyst (CFA) Program.   .     

How Did Beacom Prepare Me For Success?

I was very involved with the student organization Coyote Capital Management. In CCM my fellow students and I were entrusted to manage over $1,000,000 in the stock market for the USD Foundation and the Beacom School of Business. Some schools with investment groups do not let you join until you are a senior.  CCM encourages students to get involved right away as freshmen. I am grateful for the opportunity I had in CCM to develop my investment, technical, and leadership skills. I do not think I would be where I am at in my career without being a member of CCM. Being involved in CCM also allowed me to get more out of my upper level finance classes because I could quickly think of ways to apply new concepts to situations that I had encountered before. 

The quality of the education you get at Beacom is world class, but the price is very affordable. 

Internship Experiences:

I interned as an Investment Analyst at Security National Bank in Sioux City, IA.

Advice to Prospective Students Considering Beacom?

Get involved with different student organizations your first week on campus. You don't need to know exactly what you want to do, but if you get involved early on you can try things out until you find what interests you.When you look back on your time at USD, you will not only be thankful for the education you received, but also for the experiences you had outside of the classroom.

 

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