Weekly Newsletter: November 23, 2011

November 24, 2011

Newsletter

The Finance Club would like to wish members and friends a happy holiday and would also like to inform you of upcoming events next week. Please read through the entire mailing for information on upcoming events and relevant career deadlines. The Club is hosting 4 events next week:

Careers in Finance: Investor Relations 101 with current SAIS students JP Blardony, former Capital Markets Analyst at Thomson Reuters, and André Brands, former Relationship Manager at JP Morgan London on Tuesday 11/29 from 5:00-6:00pm in Nitze 508.

Speed Interviewing Workshop on Wednesday 11/30 from 5:30-8:00 pm featuring locally-based alumni in the finance sector. The event will feature a finance interview workshop followed by a social event. Attendance is currently capped.

“The Global Financial Crisis and Reform of the International Financial Architecture – A Progress Report,” featuring former SAIS professor and IMF economist Anthony Elson on Thursday 12/1 from 4:30-6:00pm in Nitze 517. Please RSVP to saisinternationalfinance@gmail.com by November 30th if you are planning to attend. See attached flyer for details.

The Finance Club will be hosting its final meeting of the semester from 4:00-5:30 pm on Friday, 12/2 in location TBD. The Club will discuss current and future activities and hold elections for next semester’s leadership. If you are interested in running for a leadership position, please send your resume and a brief note on your candidacy to saisinternationalfinance@gmail.com by November 30th to be considered. The Club will be elected a President, Executive VP, Treasurer, VP of Alumni and Company Outreach, VP of Professional Development, VP of Workshops and Student Development, VP of Networking and Social Events, Chief Information Officer, and VP General.

The Club was pleased to host “Investors as Entrepreneurs: A New Theory of Investment Management” with SAIS Professor David Lingelbach last Thursday. Many thanks to Professor Lingelbach for speaking with the Club and to Anita Tung for hosting the event!!!

The Finance Club is pleased to introduce our new SAIS International Finance Club website!

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership

UPCOMING EVENTS
November 29 (Tuesday): Warner Bros. Entertainment Info Session – Warner Bros. is developing new global programs and Mr. Todd Davis, Vice President, Worldwide Recruitment will be visiting SAIS to speak with students about these programs which include opportunities in finance. This is the first time the organization is visiting SAIS. The event will take place from 12:30-2:00pm in Rome 200.
November 29 (Tuesday): The SAIS International Finance Club is hosting a talk about the role of “Careers in Finance: Investor Relations 101” in the financial sector, featuring SAIS students JP Blardony, former Capital Markets Analyst at Thomson Reuters, and André Brands, former Relationship Manager at JP Morgan London. The event takes place from 5-6pm in Nitze 508. For more information, please contact Anita Tung (anita.tung516@gmail.com). See attached file with bios on panel participants.
November 30 (Wednesday): The Finance Club will be hosting a “Speed Interviewing Workshop” from 5:30 to 8:00 pm featuring locally-based alumni in the finance sector. The event will feature a finance interview workshop followed by a social event. Attendance is currently capped.
December 1 (Thursday): The SAIS International Finance Club Speakers Series will be featuring former SAIS professor and IMF economist Anthony Elson in The Global Financial Crisis and Reform of the International Financial Architecture – A Progress Report,” where Elson will discuss his recently published book, “Governing Global Finance” in a discussion of where things stand in relation to the various reform initiatives that have been made since the onset of the Global Financial crisis in late 2008 and what is the unfinished agenda for action. The event will take place from from 4:30-6:00pm in Nitze 517.
December 2 (Friday): Morgan Stanley Info Session – SAIS alumna, Executive Director, and Chief Risk Officer, Latin America, Ms. Elizabeth Madigan Jost will inform students of her path at Morgan Stanley and also discuss how the SAIS program fits into the various roles of the organization. The event will take place from 12:30-2:00pm in Nitze 417. NOTE: Ms. Jost is looking for an immediate hire to fill a Credit Risk Management position based in NYC. December grads would be eligible. Deadline to apply via SAISWorks is midnight, Sunday, November 27, 2011.
December 2 (Friday): The Finance Club will be hosting its final meeting of the semester from 4:00-5:30 pm in location TBD. The Club will discuss current and future activities and hold elections for next semester’s leadership.

SAIS CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICE FUNDRAISER – NOVEMBER 30th

On Wednesday, November 30th SAIS Corps will be hosting a Toy Drive Happy Hour at Madhatter in Dupont Circle. The SAIS club who brings the most toys during the evening will receive a $50 gift certificate towards a happy hour at Madhatter. This event is NOT limited to just SAIS, however. Feel free to invite your friends and have them donate their toys to your club!

All collected toys will be donated to Dreams for Kids, a national Children’s Charity that SAIS Corps works with here in DC. Dreams For Kids is a volunteer based, non-profit children’s charity that breaks down social barriers and end the isolation of at-risk youth. The group empowers youth who live in poverty and those with disabilities, by uniting them with their peers, recognizing their abilities, and allowing their voices to be heard.

Come one, come all! Please email Lisa Frumin at lfrumin1@jhu.edu with any questions regarding this event.

Date: November 30 at 5:30 pm
Meeting time and place: Madhatter (upstairs)
Contact: Lisa Frumin
Contact Email: lfrumin1@jhu.edu

UPCOMING OFF-CAMPUS EVENTS

January 23, 24, 2012: London School of Economics SU Alternative Investments Conference 2012, The world’s largest student conference on hedge funds and private equity. SAIS students are encouraged to apply to attend this unique conference which is not only a great learning opportunity but, as past delegates can confirm, is a fantastic networking experience that could lead to possible career prospects in one of the most competitive industries. All applicant CV’s are reviewed by our professional recruiting firm as well as by our sponsors, including Man Group, Liongate Capital Management, Bain & Company, and more. Registration via the website http://www.lseaic.com is a very quick and straightforward process (CV only).

SAIS THOUGHT LEADERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

See commentary by SAIS China Studies Professor Pieter Bottelier weigh in on China’s economy in this 11/22 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace article: China’s Economy: On Track, But Challenges Abound.

See commentary on global economic imbalances by SAIS Assistant Professor Matthias M. Matthijs and SAIS Phd candidate Neil Shenai in the 10/24 CNN Global Public Square article: Global rebalancing act at the G-20

JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND CAREER RESOURCES*

Internship Opportunities

Morgan Stanley Credit Risk Management Summer Analyst (NY)– Deadline 12/4; See SAISWorks for details.

Morgan Stanley EMEA Summer Analyst positions (London) – Deadline 12/4
Areas include: Finance, Corporate Treasury, Global Capital Markets, Research, Sales & Trading and Investment Banking. Most positions listed are in London offices though there are also opportunities in other EMEA regional offices. Students should apply through Morgan Stanley’s on-line application system: http://www.msdw.org/about/careers/careers/programs/programeurope.html. SAIS candidates should ALSO apply through SAISWorks by uploading their resume to this resume collection by midnight, Sunday, December 4, 2011.

Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst positions (London) – Deadline 12/4
This is for positions in London only as the US deadline has passed. Students should apply via Goldman Sachs website as well as through SAISWorks.

Veracity Worldwide
Summer Internship
Deadline November 27, 2011

The World Bank
STC Development Economics Research Group
Deadline November 27, 2011

The Albright Stonebridge Group
Spring 2012 Internships
Deadline November 29, 2011

See: Four questions you should absolutely never ask in a first interview

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