Eleven students across all three campuses of PennWest University’s School of Business recently attended the 2023 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Pittsburgh Career Fair.

California students Chase Miller, Shelby Zahn-Huber and Ashleigh Carney joined Clarion students Shay Bauer, Payton Wheaton, Sylvia Swartzentruber and Kelby Powell and Edinboro students Elijah Yoder, McKensie Crooks, Lydia Solomon and Nauman Aftab for a series of speakers, panels and networking events at Pittsburgh’s River’s Club.

The CFA Society of Pittsburgh – a branch of the national CFA Institute – works with investments clients throughout western Pennsylvania on networking opportunities and collaborating to grow the financial industry.

During three sponsored sessions, PennWest students learned about the levels of CFA exams and how to participate in the Pittsburgh branch, discovered methods of professional networking in the industry and developed interview and job-search techniques for future hiring managers.

Additionally, students learned about internship and employment opportunities with corporations and businesses such as BNY Mellon, C.S. McKee, Culturora, Erie Insurance, Gibson Capital, Fort Pitt Capital, Goldman Sachs AYCO, PNC Bank and more.

Following the event, students visited Hapanowicz & Associates, located in Pittsburgh, to meet Robert Hapanowicz, CEO and president of the firm, who discussed his company, made introductions to other advisors and gave professional advice to the students as to the paths they may take.

For more information about PennWest University’s personal financial planning programs, contact Dr. Michael Engdahl or Dr. Shaun Pfeiffer. For information about PennWest’s finance programs, contact Dr. Christian Ola or Dr. Nan Li.

(Front) Dr. Nan Li, Dr. Shaun Pfeiffer, Elijah Yoder, McKensie Crooks and Lydia Solomon. (Back) Tristan Leopold (Penn State Behrend), Chase Miller, Nauman Aftab, Shay Bauer, Payton Wheaton, Shelby Zahn-Huber, Ashleigh Carney, Sylvia Swartzentruber, Robert Hapanowicz (CEO and president of Hapanowicz & Associates) and Bobby Hapanowicz (managing director of Business Development). (Not pictured) Kelby Powell