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Success story: Alisha Klebe lands job in Symantec’s selective finance program

Areas of Study , Finance Success Stories | Apr 25, 2012 |

Only five students in the entire United States were selected for the finance rotational program at Symantec, and Alisha Klebe (GSB ’12) is one of them.

Symantec, a computer software corporation with more than 18,500 employees in 50 countries — you may know it as the manufacturer of the Norton Anti-Virus software that is, very likely, running on your computer — established its finance rotation to give new college graduates a start in the company. The three-year sequence includes one-year terms in three of 12 areas such as sales finance, treasury, pricing and licensing, revenue accounting and corporate development.

Alisha will work on monthly spending forecasts, support managers with the capital budget process, assist with the month-end close and interact with internal and external organizations on accounting disclosures. She will have advice from a company mentor as well as Symantec’s support if she chooses to pursue a CPA or CFA designation.

A business administration major with a concentration in finance, a minor in urban studies and a G.L.O.B.E. specialization in international business, Alisha will return to her home state of California for her Symantec job, which is based in the San Francisco area. She starts work in August and is aiming for the G&A finance, treasury and M&A strategic finance rotations as her top three choices — though she knows that she may learn new things at the company that change her preferences and career goals.

“I wanted to be a part of Symantec because security software is in high demand, especially in our current economy,” Alisha said. “The finance rotational program is a unique opportunity to explore different aspects of the company in order to gain a better understanding of their financial operations.”

We wish Alisha the very best in her new job!

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