Grad School Spotlight – Jacob Martin, MSF

Eller PDC Coordinator Alumni Stories

Jacob Martin graduated in 2018 with a major in Finance. He is currently enrolled in the Eller’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program

Why did you decide to go to graduate school? I decided to go to graduate school so I could expand my knowledge in the realm of finance, as well as gain a competitive advantage that employers look for. Additionally, making the decision to attend Eller’s Graduate Program was an easy choice—I had already attended undergraduate school, was familiar with the faculty, and it’s a top ranked program in the U.S.

What was the preparation and application process like? The application process was very straight-forward—all the necessary paperwork and requirements were easy to complete. This made the process much less stressful and it made me feel more prepared to submit my application. The graduate program director, Kay Ross, is awesome. She was very helpful in answering any questions I had, which made the preparation to apply for graduate school seamless.

What advice do you have for students looking to pursue the same advanced degree? For students looking to further their degree, I would tell them to first map out what their career plan looks like. What is your ideal career? What requirements do you need to achieve that career path? When I was a senior in undergrad I asked myself those questions, and it led me to pursue the MSF Program. It has challenged me to think more critically, apply prior experience to real world applications, and develop new insights. Plus, Eller’s MSF Program is #6 among U.S. Public Universities! If you are looking to expand future career opportunities, apply for Eller’s MSF Program.