Derek Cushman

External Vice President

My name is Derek Cushman and I’m a Senior Finance Major in the Wealth Management Program. This enables me to sit for the CFP exam upon graduation. I have been involved with WMA since my Sophomore year as a member and joined the E-Board during my Junior year. A large role of my position is reaching out to different firms to share opportunities with club members.

During my Junior year, I worked as a student FAFSA Advisor for the MSU Office of Financial Aid. I gained valuable communication skills from that experience which helped me during my 2020 Summer Internship at Archer Huntley Financial Services. My main role was to create portfolios of all risk tolerances using excel and Morningstar. I did research on thousands of different funds from a variety of custodians. I would not have been connected to my employer without joining WMA.

I joined WMA to learn about the industry, gain connections with employers, and meet new people. This club has done that and then some. It seems like I receive an email about a job opportunity every day. This club has progressed significantly the past couple of years and I’m excited to watch it grow in the future!