Solomon Exam Prep is proud that our long-standing partnership with the University of Nebraska Omaha’s College of Business Administration continues be a success. Since 2018, instructor Ray LeBlanc has been using Solomon’s Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) curriculum in UNO’s Financial Markets course, which is a core course in the banking and financial markets program. In the fall 2021 semester, there are 64 students in two class sections studying with Solomon SIE exam prep.
Ray LeBlanc had this midterm update to share:
“UNO’s experience with Solomon Exam Prep continues to be extraordinary. We have expanded our course catalog to include a completely online offering this fall. Both the face-to-face and online students appreciate Solomon’s clear, concise content which provides the perfect foundation for our Financial Markets class. Best of all, students who aspire to enter the finance services industry are sufficiently prepared to launch their career by passing the SIE Exam before they even interview for a job. We look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.”
Ray LeBlanc, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Why should students take the SIE exam?
The SIE exam is FINRA’s way of introducing a new generation to the securities industry. Passing the SIE proves that an individual knows and understands the basics of the world of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETFs. It’s also the requirement for anyone who will want to become registered, so it’s quickly becoming the industry standard to take the exam before applying for jobs. Having the SIE on a resume can increase a student’s chance of landing a desirable internship or first job after graduation.
Passing the SIE shows potential employers that students:
- Are serious about a career in the financial services industry
- Have completed a co-requisite for a relevant Series exams
- Have mastered the basics of the securities industry
The only requirement to take the SIE is that the candidate is over 18 years old. Results are valid for four years so students can take the exam well before graduation.
Solomon Exam Prep partners with dozens of colleges and universities to bring the Solomon SIE exam prep program to students across the country. Join institutions such as the University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of Delaware, Adelphi University, Seton Hall University, Ohio Dominican University, Georgetown University, Widener University, and University of Dallas in partnering with Solomon.
To learn more about the ways colleges and universities can partner with Solomon, visit the website or contact Beth Hamilton, Higher Education Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-601-0212.