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Brian Downey

Underwriter at Fannie Mae
Finance and mortgage underwriting
Atlanta, GA
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Derrin K. Mar 15, 2016 4024 views

Is working in finance stressful?

There are a lot of movies out there about finance and almost always they show a really intense and stressful work environment. That is exciting but it is also really intimidating. How much of that portrayal is just Hollywood vs. really a reflection of real life in the finance industry? finance...

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Anina H. Apr 27, 2016 746 views

Best job to take during college to help pay for school?

Hi! My name is Anina and I'm a high school senior interning at CareerVillage. I've started thinking about paying for college, and I am (like most people my age), Very Worried. Are there certain jobs that are flexible enough to allow for a college student to go to class while still paying more...

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Caitlin B. May 02, 2016 992 views

What made you decide on your job?

I want to know why professional people chose the jobs that they have? Money? Happiness? college jobs careers...


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Mallorie S. May 06, 2016 914 views

What can I do to start off my career in the right direction?

I'm asking this because I'm going to be graduating high school in a couple of years and I want to start planning what I will do once I do graduate! college business medicine health...


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Lera K. May 07, 2016 932 views

Tips for a first year university student?

I'm starting my first year at university this September, and I would like some practical tips on studying, dealing with stress and other challenges that many first years face. university college-student...


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Hank L. May 07, 2016 452 views

What are some resources I should take advantage of while I'm in college?

In order to have a better chance and a head start in my career....


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Anina H. May 08, 2016 696 views

How important is it that I get my degree in what I want my career to be in?

Hi! My name is Anina and I'm a high school senior interning at CareerVillage. I was personally wondering how important it was that your degree was related to the job you are applying for. Do certain jobs not care what major you graduated with? Do certain jobs care a lot? college...

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ryan R. May 09, 2016 1697 views

How hard is it to get a marketing job straight out of college

I want to major in business and I want to know how tough it will be for me to enter the work force....


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ryan R. May 09, 2016 779 views

Should I apply for a internship or get a paid job straight out of college and how will it affect my career?

I want to know which would be better to get a better job and how it would open doors for me....


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Christy K. May 09, 2016 844 views

Is working in a cubicle as exhausting as people say it is?

Submitting this question to enter the $2,500 scholarship. business finance...


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Quinn D. May 09, 2016 549 views

How is the best way to establish a network?

I'm asking because I am going to be a sophomore next fall and will be looking for an internship and to branch out to future employers....


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harish M. May 09, 2016 697 views

how the society will improve?

i want to improve our socity college politics studies...


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Victoria G. May 09, 2016 9460 views

What are some jobs that involve a Finance major but aren't necessarily sit down all day jobs or are interesting?

I'm going into Finance and like dealing with money but do not know what I want to do in the field yet. career...