Department of Economics

Candido Medinas

  • Graduated: 2015
  • Field: Finance

Candido Medinas(opens in new window), who graduated with a BS in Finance and a minor in Economics in 2015, is a financial analyst for the State Compensation Insurance Fund(opens in new window) in San Francisco, California.  In this position Candido monitors monthly and annual forecasted budget variances, performs net present value analysis for potential projects, and maintains financial models.

During the summer before his senior year Candido was a financial applications intern for Pacific Gas and Electric Company.  As an intern he contributed to SAP accounts and reports, assisted in report verification, balanced financial data in SAP, and assisted with financial forecasts.

While a junior at Chico State Candido completed an internship with MassMutual Financial Group in Chico.  This gave him the opportunity to analyze various insurance plans, learn the business model of the insurance industry, and research ideas for advertising the company’s services.  Candido supported himself as a home health aide before and during his time at Chico State.

 “The degree in Economics is a requirement for my career in Corporate Finance specifically FP&A, because it proves you have the ability to comprehend financial data that support theories. While studying Economics you will learn about the economies business cycle and Fiscal/Monetary policies used to promote stable growth. The readings, graphs, and quantitative data will broaden your views, while improving your researching and problem solving skills,” Candido stated in a recent email.