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Alumni Spotlight: Fran Golden '05

Fran Golden '05

BS Finance


Doylestown, PA

Current Position

The Blackstone Group



My Widener Experience

why did you decide to major in finance?

I’ve always enjoyed the business world.

what made you choose widener?

I had a great feeling when I visited. It's a small school with personalized attention, yet it has a larger school feel with the nightlife and sports teams.

My Professional Experience

what do you like most about your current position?

Being able to interact with smart people every day motivates me to always strive for self-improvement. I enjoy the vibrancy of Wall Street, and I like to learn about new technologies.

what advice would you give a prospective student considering your major?

Pick a concentration that may translate in the real world, e.g., finance or accounting. Try to work at a company during the summer or at an internship to learn more about your field of study.