Weekly Newsletter: March 11, 2012

March 12, 2012

Newsletter

This week, the International Finance Club will host the second event of this year’s Finance 101 speaker series. Don’t forget to RSVP for the “Anatomy of a Bank” presentation this Thursday (3/15), and for Professor Bodnar’s “Personal Finance 101” lecture on Wednesday, March 28. See Upcoming Events section for details.

Last Tuesday, Kay Turner, an MIPP student and a Managing Director at Citi (on sabbatical), addressed a group of 34 students and alumni as part of the Finance 101 speaker series. Her interactive lecture focused on personality and fit as key components of a successful job search and career in finance. She shared insights from her own career and helped the audience better understand the elements of an effective pitch. The event was a huge success. Thanks to Kay for sharing her valuable perspective, and to Anita and Napat for planning the event!

Don’t forget – you can stay up to date with club events via our website.

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 15: “Anatomy of a Bank” – On Thursday, from 12:45 – 2:00pm, the Finance Club will host a Finance 101 presentation by second year students and former Goldman Sachs employees, Jason Loughnane and Sam Duncan. Jason and Sam will help students better understand the various divisions of a bank. They will also discuss barriers to entry for particular positions and what areas students with SAIS degrees have previously targeted with success. The event will be held in N517 and pizza will be served. Please RSVP via email.

March 15: “Bloomberg Info Session” – Also on Thursday, from 4:30 – 5:30pm, the Sheridan Libraries @ DC are hosting a Bloomberg Information session to orient students to the Bloomberg terminal and professional service. A Bloomberg representative will demonstrate the service, touching on topics such as how to access current business news, economics, stock quotes, currency research, and domestic and international markets. The event will take place in BOB, lower level 7. Please register here.

March 28: “Personal Finance 101” – Following Spring Break, the Finance 101 series continues. Professor Gordon Bodnar will discuss the basics of personal finance and help students answer the age-old question: “Can I afford to accept this job offer for 40k given my financial obligations?” Noemi Crespo, the Director of Financial Aid will also be on hand to take questions about student loans. The event will take place in Rome 203 from 12:30 – 2:00pm. Please RSVP to Erik Hansen.

SAIS THOUGHT LEADERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

SAIS Professor Pieter Bottelier weighs in on China’s economy in this 2/23 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace article: China’s Surprising Rebalancing Act.

Dean Jessica Einhorn wrote a letter-to-the-editor of the Financial Times published on 2/20: “Surely We Have Learnt That Not All Trading is of Social Value”.

JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND CAREER RESOURCES

Please subscribe to the weekly SAIS International Finance Club newsletter for all of the Jobs, Internships, and Career Resources postings.

ABOUT US

Do you have classmates or potential employers who are curious about Finance at SAIS? Share the finance brochure (attached).

Stay up-to-date with club events on the new SAIS International Finance Club website.

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