The Cal Poly Financial Management Association (FMA) hosted the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Apple Computer, Inc., Peter Opphenheimer, at a presentation Thursday, Nov. 3.
Opphenheimer, a Cal Poly graduate, discussed his position in the corporation, along with Apple Computer’s financial success in the last few years.
The FMA club meets every Thursday, often hosting speakers such as Opphenheimer to discuss their career paths along with accepting resumes and conducting interviews.
“We bring in speakers on a weekly basis and try to offer a lot of internships and provide a venue for students to network with other students and other faculty,” FMA president, Will Peets said.
Six additional Apple Computer employees accompanied Opphenheimer to collect resumes and provide follow-up interviews on Friday Peets said.
“We put a lot of time and effort into promoting this and the fact that we had standing room only, I am sure it was a great success and something people were interested in,” Peets said. “I think people took a lot away from it.”
The FMA will host Citi Group from Citi Bank this Thursday to discuss investment banking Peets said.
“In addition to professional speakers we had Jean Johnson come in and do a seminar on how to do your resume, how you want to format it and interview skills,” Peets said.
Opphenheimer briefly answered questions for individual students after the presentation, advising students to pick the first company they work for carefully.
“They (students) want to go to a company that has strong values and cultures so they can find good mentors so they can learn to operate in the corporate world,” Opphenheimer said. “I think that’s real critical.”
FMA meetings are open to all students and held weekly on Thursdays at 11 a.m. in the business building and open to all students. For more information go to www.fma.calpoly.edu.