for Recruiters

Finance Scholars are employed at a wide range of leading financial firms.

Goals of the Jennett Finance Scholar Program

The Goal of the Jennett Finance Scholars Program is to provide high potential students majoring in finance with access to alumni, information about various finance career tracks, comprehensive career preparation, and industry knowledge to effectively pursue challenging finance careers. By facilitating strong placements, KU Business hopes to:

  • Elevate the reputation of the KU Finance Program
  • Attract strong students to the Finance Major
  • Provide top talent to local, regional, and national recruiting organizations

Founding Program: Jayhawks on Wall Street

KU Business launched the Jayhawks on Wall Street program in 2005 to facilitate the placement of top finance students in investment-related areas. The program prepared students through the delivery of a Wall Street Boot Camp and included alumni visits in New York to investment banks, the New York Stock Exchange and other leading financial institutions. The program achieved 100% placement success, with all participants finding employment consistent with their career goals.

Expansion Program: Finance Scholars

The KU School of Business launched the Finance Scholars program in spring of 2008 as an extension of the Jayhawks on Wall Street Program. Eighteen finance students were competitively selected to participate in the program on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, and focused career interests in finance. As part of the program, students enrolled in a course called Financial Careers & Institutions which addresses competitive finance career paths and focused career preparation. Students in the program also receive a scholarship, are expected to complete a relevant internship, and participate in site visits to financial organizations throughout the country.

KU Finance Scholars Inaugural Class Profile

Average Admitted Overall GPA: 3.81
Average Admitted Professional GPA: 3.80
Average Admitted ACT Score: 28

For Information about Hiring Finance Scholars

For more information about the Finance Scholars Program or to request the Finance Scholars resume book, please contact:

Jennifer Jordan
Director, Business Career Services Center
(785) 864-4446

For general information regarding recruiting KU Business students, please contact:

Dieter Schrader
Director, Finance Scholars Program
(785) 864-3999

You may also contact the Finance Scholars Program by emailing them directly:

Placement Outcomes

KU Jayhawks on Wall Street participants and Finance Scholars have received internship and full-time offers from organization nationally and internationally.

The school and accounting program are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
Top 20 undergraduate accounting program —Bloomberg Businessweek
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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