Why would a psychology major start a career in Financial Services?

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While reviewing applicants for our First Flyer career development program, Freedom Mortgage was pleased to see a wide-range of college majors interested in joining the team. In fact, most candidates we see hold degrees (or are working toward them) in fields that have nothing to do with finance, accounting or business.

“I’d say one of our most popular degrees for our First Flyer program is actually Psychology” said Zenobia Littlejohn, College Recruiting Manager. “We see successful candidates from all majors. A lot of people are surprised to learn we aren’t just looking for business school graduates.”

As for why a career in the mortgage industry makes sense for a psychology (or any other) major? Consider these benefits:

  • Provides structured program with training and coaching, specifically designed for smart graduates of any major looking for their first full-time role
  • Is both financially and personally rewarding
  • Offers an opportunity to join a large, significant industry
  • Gives a chance to help people with one of their most important financial transactions
  • Teaches professional skills that are transferable across financial services

So how can a psychology major succeed in an industry-leading financial services career development program? The answer lies in structure of the program.

Many First Flyers at Freedom Mortgage are trained to become a loan advisor. In that role, it’s important to have a desire to help people and the flexibility to learn and grow through training. Those skills, along with drive, follow-up and organization can be found in candidates from any major.

Freedom Mortgage’s First Flyer initiative is an industry-leading career development program. First Flyers receive the training, coaching and mentorship in a supportive culture geared toward grads from all majors working in their first, full-time role.

Freedom Mortgage, headquartered in Mt. Laurel, NJ is one of the nation’s top 5 mortgage companies as rated by Inside Mortgage Finance, 2017 and is hiring hundreds of “First Flyers” for roles in the Philadelphia suburbs, Tempe, AZ and Columbia, MD areas.

Are you a graduate (or soon-to-be grad) interested in Freedom Mortgage’s First Flyer Career Development Program? Visit us today to learn more or apply.


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