Margaret McKinney | History | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Margaret McKinney

B.A. 2016

Margaret McKinney

Margaret McKinney is a trader assistant at Wells Fargo Advisors. She provides financial advisors with guidance regarding fixed income rates, structures, and selecting appropriate fixed income investments to meet their client's needs. Margaret provides support with bids and offers while solving trade transactions and identifying corrections. She writes:

"My History degree gave me a wide range of research, critical reasoning, and analytical skills. I can produce high quality written reports of research, navigate multiple computer systems and applications, and utilize search tools to find information."

Among many skills Margaret honed during her SIU studies, she cites "the ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment" as particularly significant in her new career.