Alumni News and Job Opportunity


Student Internship Opportunity at Merrill Lynch


Allyn L. Donaubauer, Senior Vice President-Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch offered COB investment classes’ students internship opportunities. The offer grants students chance to work as team assistance in every aspect of daily activities in wealth management industry. The students were actively taking part in the selecting process, in the end three top students in investment class land the offer of final interview in the field.



Dr. Wu:

Our latest UAFS student hire is moving on to her new job in California in May and we are looking for her replacement.


This person will provide our team assistance in every aspect of our daily activities. It is a paying job and the last two students worked with us for over two years each.

We believe that we will need the person at least 8 hours a week and as many as needed and can be fit into their schedule.


Please let me know if there is a particular format that you wish we use for this opportunity. The opportunity to work with us and in the industry would be a feather in the cap of a student that wishes to continue in this industry in the future. Not all have stayed with Merrill Lynch but now work for State Farm, Gallo Wines and other financial institutions.



Allyn L. Donaubauer, CFM, CFP®, CRPC®

Sr. Vice President-Wealth Management

Certified Financial Planner

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

PIA - Program Portfolio Manager




Investment Class Student Alumni



Randall D. Briggs, who was once an active participant in investment class, recently is offered the job as a Financial Advisor in Global Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch Little Rock Office. He has contact Dr. Wu to appreciate for his education at College of Business.



Hi Dr. Wu,


Randy Briggs here. I just wanted to touch base with you briefly. My degree and work at the university has begun to pay off- I’m a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch here in Little Rock. As you can imagine, your classes were pretty fundamental to what I’m doing now. I have no doubt that you are well prepared, but if there is anything that I can do for you in my position here at Merrill, please don’t hesitate. It would be very interesting to work with you. The door is always open for you, and I’d be glad to help in any way that I can.


Randall Briggs

Financial Advisor

Global Wealth Management

Merrill Lynch 2200 N Rodney Parham Rd, Suite 300

Little Rock, AR 72212

Phone 501-312-7205

Fax 501-588-2003