The Och Initiative for Women in Finance

Pursue your dynamic finance career with support from the Och Initiative for Women in Finance.

The Och Initiative for Women in Finance encourages Ross undergraduates to explore careers in finance through outreach, education, and engagement. The Och Initiative also offers valuable resources to support your success every step of the way. All Ross students, regardless of gender, are welcome to participate in the Och Initiative. 

Experience the Och Advantage

Gain a broader understanding of what it’s like to work in finance through Och Initiative co-curricular programming. These opportunities are meant to complement the finance courses you take as a BBA student, like Making Financial Decisions, Capital Markets and Investment Strategy, Valuation, and Private Equity. You’ll learn even more about the world of finance, gain practical skills to apply in your job search, and create a valuable network of connections.

Though specific offerings from the Och Initiative are determined each year, you can expect to find the following available:

Learn through workshops: Attend a workshop to get a foundational understanding of the finance industry, or dive deeper into specific sectors like private equity, corporate finance, investment management, and investment banking.

Engage with leaders: Take advantage of the chance to speak directly with executive leaders in finance for exclusive insights and advice. 

Take a trek: Pack your bags! Treks allow you to visit cities with prominent financial sectors, where you’ll go on tours, learn from leaders, and grow your network. These treks heavily engage Ross alumni, so you might just hear a “Go Blue!” along the way. 

Connect on campus: Get to know other students on campus who share an interest in finance. Attend events hosted by the Michigan Business Women student club, which brings together students across the BBA, MBA, and other programs. 

Leverage the Career Development Office: Speak with a recruiting manager who is dedicated to helping students get jobs in finance — including commercial banking, insurance, investments, financial services, and venture capital.

Student Voices

What Is It Like to Be a Woman on Wall Street?

I just visited some of the most important banks on Wall Street with 24 of my fellow female Ross BBA students, and it gave me goose bumps.

The initiative is made possible through a significant gift by Jane C. and Daniel S. Och of Scarsdale, N.Y., through the Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation.

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