Weekly Newsletter: October 2, 2012

Join us on Wednesday at 4:45 in BOB 736 to learn about the Anatomy of a Bank.  What is the difference between front office and back office?  Buy side versus sell side?  SAIS alumnus Jason Loughnane will explain all, discussing barriers to entry and highlighting areas SAIS students have previously targeted with success. Please RSVP to Erik Hansen.  Additional details below.
Last week, second-year students shared experiences from their summer internships in finance with a group of 34 students.  Thanks to all our panelists for sharing their insights and thank you to Erik Hansen for putting the event together.

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership


Oct 2: Thomson One (Finance Database) Information Session – Carey School has arranged for a Thomson One training session on Tuesday, Oct 2 from 5:00 – 5:45 in BOB 7 (lower level).  Thomson One is a web-based, financial database subscribed to by JHU, featuring in-depth information on markets and individual companies around the globe. Sign up here for the demo and info session.

Oct 3: Asian Development Bank Info Session
 – Career Services is hosting an employer information presentation with senior ADB officials who will speak about the organization, its operations and career opportunities.  The session will take place from 12:30 – 2:00pm in N417.  (RSVP limit reached).

Oct 3: Latin American Economies: Prospects for 2013-2014 – Latin American Studies will host Dr. Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, US Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere.  He will discuss the outlook for LatAm economies.  The event is off the record and no recording is permitted.  The event will take place from 12:45 – 1:45pm in N517.

Oct 3: Anatomy of a Bank
 – Finance club will host SAIS alumnus and former Goldman Sachs employee, Jason Loughnane.  Jason will help students better understand the various divisions of a bank. He will also discuss barriers to entry for particular positions and what areas students with SAIS degrees have previously targeted with success.  The event will take place in BOB 736 from 4:45pm – 6:00pm.  Please RSVP with Erik Hansen.

Oct 3: Asia Career Trek Info Session – Join Ron Lambert and past Trek participants to learn about plans for the January 13-18, 2013 Asia Career Trek to Shanghai and Hong Kong.  Applications will be open on SAISWorks beginning Oct 15 and ending on Oct 31.  Preference for the trek will be given to first year students who have some Mandarin ability.  The session will take place from 4:30 – 6:00pm in the Career Services Conference Room.  Please RSVP on SAISWorks.

Oct 4: World Bank Employer Presentation – Career Services is hosting Mr. Roberto Amorosino, Senior Recruitment Officer at the World Bank.  Mr. Amorosino will speak with students about the role of the Bank and the various opportunities available.  The presentation will take place from 12:30 – 2:00pm in the Rome Auditorium. Please RSVP on SAISWorks.

Oct 17: Finance Club Networking Event with the FRBNY – Prior to the Career Services-sponsored employer presentation, FRBNY reps will meet with Finance Club members to discuss details about working at the Fed.  Please RSVP with Valerie Gadala-Maria. Stay tuned for details.

Oct 17: FRBNY Employer Info Session – Join Career Services and representatives from FRBNY to learn more about the organization and the various opportunities available for SAIS students.  The event will take place from 12:30 – 2:00pm in N417.  RSVP in SAISWorks.

Oct 18: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Info Session – Join Career Services and Ms. Manon Picard, HR Officer, Talent Management and HR Programs, HR Management/Strategy and Business Analysis Group.  Ms. Picard will speak about the organization and the OECD’s Young Professionals Program.  The event will take place in BOB 500 from 4:30 – 6:00pm.  RSVP in SAISWorks.

Oct 22: Federal Reserve Board of Governors Employer Info Session – Join Career Services and SAIS alumna Arlene Mayeda and Izabela Holmes from Talent Management to learn more about opportunities available for SAIS students at the Fed’s Board of Governors.  The event will take place form 12:30 – 2:00pm in N410.  RSVP in SAISWorks.

Oct 23: World Bank Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Info Session – Career Services will host this employer presentation with a representative from MIGA – part of the World Bank Group that is responsible for promoting FDI in emerging economies by providing political risk insurance.  The event will take place from 4:30 – 6:00pm in N410. RSVP in SAISWorks.


Career Services is sponsoring a Finance Trek to New York City for first-year students on November 1-2. Site visits will include: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Citi.  Optional dinners with alumni on 11/1 will precede the site visits on 11/2. The trek is limited to 20 first year students.

Students who have classes on Fridays should speak with professors before applying. All students who are accepted for the trek will be required to attend a mandatory prep session on Tuesday, October 23rd from 4:30-5:30pm – NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

Participants will be expected to conduct preliminary research on the participating firms, attend all presentations and come prepared to ask informed questions. Preference will be given to students who are active members of the Finance Club and who are pursuing an International Finance specialization. Relevant experience will also be considered as will your degree of interest in the field as evidenced by your cover letter.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline, midnight on Thursday, October 11th. Remember that you must have an approved SAIS resume before you will be able to apply. Applicants will be notified no later than October 19th.

To apply, search for posting ID 44146 on SAISWorks and upload a SAIS template resume and a cover letter which describes your professional interest in pursuing a career in finance.


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