University of Arkansas at Monticello Pine Bluff, AR

UAPB Investment Fellow

$30,000 a year
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Type of Position:
Accounting, Finance, Business

Workstudy Position:

Job Type:
Paid Internship (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

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Institution Name:
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty.
For more than 140 years, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has worked to create an environment that inculcates learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students – a chance to advance.
The 15:1 student to teacher ratio makes it possible to maintain a learning environment with close interaction between students and faculty while challenging curricula encourage our students to seek and fulfill their potential.
You can excel in your chosen field of study through a curriculum of Certificate and Associates degree programs, more than thirty Undergraduate programs, Master’s degree programs and a Doctorate program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. You can also develop workplace readiness through internships, co-ops and fellowships in the U.S. and abroad.
Out-of-class experiences and student involvement include more than 90 student organizations, an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Band, Concert Bands, Wind Symphony, nationally recognized debate team, award-winning theater department and accomplished athletic program.
Though the main campus is in Pine Bluff, its reach is worldwide. UAPB has an extended campus in North Little Rock and offers as well as online courses. With the addition of the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON), students can engage in information exchange with others anywhere in the world. There are also Research and Extension offices in Lonoke, Newport and Lake Village and collaborations with other colleges and universities in the State through the National Science Foundation funded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy.
As the second oldest land-grant institution in the state of Arkansas, the mission of this No Excuse University remains the same – to provide a high quality, affordable education with a personal touch. We invite you to Become a Part of the Pride at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
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Summary of Job Duties:
WIT, LLC is the investment office supporting the Walton Family Foundation, with team members in Washington D.C., Bentonville, Arkansas and Denver, Colorado. The team is hosting five interns from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), a historically Black college, for ten weeks this summer. The primary goal of the UAPB Fellow is to introduce students to the investment industry and prepare them for future success in an investment career.

The Fellow will lead the investing internship program and will focus on:
1. Introducing the investment industry, including family and non-profit investment offices, asset managers, bank custodians and the consulting industry.
2. Developing investment knowledge and basic skills (finance, business, economics, Excel).
3. Enhancing presentation skills (Powerpoint and speaking to a large audience).
4. Fostering a network of industry contacts.

The internship program is ten weeks, including one week of remote reading, three weeks in Bentonville, Arkansas and six weeks in Washington, DC, and includes a one-week trip to Chicago. Students participating in the program will be between their Sophomore and Junior year.

To achieve the Internship Program goals, the Fellow will provide a combination of traditional investment-focused lectures, supplemented by WIT investment professionals, presentations from external portfolio managers, career development opportunities and an investment project that will culminate in a presentation at the end of the internship.

This is essentially a full-time summer teaching position embedded in a large investment office. This requires some preparation prior to the program’s start. Compensation is $30,000, plus airfare and housing in Bentonville and Washington, DC. The Fellow will serve as an independent contractor of UAPB.

  • Degree in economics, finance, investments or business.
  • Experience teaching investments, economics or finance, ideally at the college level. This includes current college instructors or industry professionals with prior teaching experience. Graduate students focusing in these areas are also encouraged to apply.
  • Experience designing and leading a new teaching course. This is a new addition to the internship program, presenting an opportunity to shape the internship program. There is no established path to follow. The ideal candidate would find these features appealing.
  • A strong desire to mentor college students. We expect this program to be transformational for the interns, so a strong mentor would excel in this role.
  • Desire to collaborate with experienced investment professionals at WIT, other investment firms, banks and other institutions. Successful integration of industry expertise into this program is a must.
  • Practical investment industry experience and a network of industry contacts are a plus.
  • The internship program is June 6 – August 12. We can be flexible on the dates and length for the Fellowship if your schedule requirements differ from the internship dates.

Salary Information:

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

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Additional Information:

Recruitment Contact Information:

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:
Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting

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