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Learning Session: Investment Banking 101

When: Friday, Oct 3rd 9:00-10:15AM
Format:  Panel

Location: Regency Room

What does it mean to be an investment banker?  Are the hours as bad as I hear?  Can I be out?  The Investment Banking learning session will describe to MBA students various aspects of investment banking, including the recruiting process, the difference between product and coverage groups, and the career trajectory of an investment banker.  

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Panel Session: Wealth Management 101

When: Friday, Oct 9th 9:00-10:15AM
Format:  Panel
Location: TBD

Are you interested in financial markets but don't want to go into investment banking? Do you have a knack for stock-picking and evaluating companies? Do you love advising high net-worth individuals? You may have a career in investment or private wealth management! In this learning session, we explore with a panel of professionals on how to use your MBA to break into this industry.

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Panel Session: Investment Banking 101

When: Friday, Oct 9th 10:30-11:45am
Format:  Panel
Location: TBD

What does it mean to be an investment banker? Are all the Wall Street stereotypes real? Can I be out? The Investment Banking learning session will describe to MBA students various aspects of investment banking, including the recruiting process, the difference between groups at a bank, and the career trajectory of an investment banker.  

 

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Interactive Session: Diversity of Careers within Corp Finance

When: Friday, Oct 9th 12:00-1:15PM
Format:  Interactive/Roundtable
Location: TBD

Corporate finance professionals span a variety of industries (CPG, Industrials, Insurance, Technology, Telecommunications, etc.) and are key influencers of business decision-making within a company. They are concerned with profitability and return on strategies, reporting and forecasting for the business, and ensuring a lucrative bottom line. This session will seek to educate participants about recruitment and structuring careers in corporate finance and to explain how marketing or strategic interests run into conflict with finance objectives.

 

Panel Session: Tech Trends: Big Data

When: Oct 9th 10:30-11:45am
Format:  Panel
Location: TBD

Data has been described as the “great new natural resource for the 21st century... [and] that competitive advantage will go to those who use data to discover new, meaningful, and impactful ‘knowledge.’” This panel brings together thought- and practice-leaders to discuss big data on the macro- and individual levels. On the macro-level, our discussion will include insights into the evolution of big data in the 21st century, issues of privacy and security, and leveraging data in non-traditional departments. On the individual level, we will discuss the intersections of big data, LGBT-, and other identities, outside of traditionally LGBT-friendly departments.

 

Mergers and Acquisitions Competition (Sponsored by Credit Suisse)

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Application Deadline: September 18, 2015
Award: $2,500

The inaugural M&A Case Competition, sponsored by Credit Suisse, provides MBA & related graduate student teams with the opportunity to experience the role of investment bankers in a mergers & acquisition scenario. Teams will demonstrate their analytical, and presentation skills before a prestigious panel of judges hailing from investment banks. Join us for the final showdown of teams as they showcase their analysis of the case. 

Students can enter the competition individually or with a team of up to 3 other MBAs or advanced degree students.

Key Information

Prize: $2,500
Case Released: September 18, 2015
Application Deadline: September 25, 2015
Finalist Notification: October 3, 2015
Pitch Date: October 10, 2015
Elibability: All entrants must be current LGBT MBA or graduate students

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