Weekly Newsletter: October 9, 2012

Please note that the deadline for the first year career trek is this Thursday at midnight.  More details below.

Next week the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) will be visiting SAIS on October 17 and hosting not one, but three separate presentations.  If you are a first or second year student interested in an internship or a full time job at the Fed, this is your chance for face time with the recruiting team.  Additional details and RSVP information is included in the events section below. The events are as follows:

9:00am: The Gender and Development Club will host a breakfast with FRBNY speakers from different divisions within the Fed to discuss the range of different opportunities available.  This less-formal morning session will be a chance to ask questions of the panelists

11:00am: The Finance club will host a networking event with the FRBNY speakers, who will also make their formal campus presentation, emphasizing finance-focused career opportunities.

:  Career Services and FRBNY reps will host a campus info session.  Full time and summer internship application processes will be discussed along with Q&A.

Note that there are several career postings listed on SAISWorks – 2 resume drops for full-time FRBNY positions and one for Bridgewater Associates – the investment firm founded by Ray Dalio (and recruiting at SAIS for the first time).  Put your best foot forward when you apply – make sure your resumes are in excellent shape now.

Last week, SAIS/Goldman Sachs alumnus Jason Loughnane reprised his Anatomy of a Bank lecture for a group of 32 first and second year students.  Jason managed to shed light on what can often be a confusing (but hugely important) subject for students deciding where in the finance job market they best fit.  Thank you to Erik for planning the event, and thanks to Jason for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak with us for the second year in a row.

Finally, one more special announcement: the Finance Club has (painstakingly) put together a list of full and part time i-banking deadlines.  The list (attached to the newsletter) is by no means comprehensive, but feel free to use it as a guide.  Take a look now – many of the full time recruiting deadlines have already passed!  Good luck with your applications.

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership


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Oct 10: Private Investment In Africa: Recent Trends, Challenges and Opportunities – Raja Jandhyala, deputy assistant administrator for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development and chairperson of the Private Capital Group for Africa; Eric Kacou, co-founder of Entrepreneurial Solutions (ESPartners) and author of Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity; Claude W. Roxborough, U.S. President of the South African Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA); and Roger Leeds (moderator), senior research professor of international finance at SAIS, will discuss this topic. The SAIS Africa Association is hosting the event, which will take place at 5:00pm in the Kenney Auditorium.  A reception will follow.  Please RSVP.

Oct 17: Gender and Development Breakfast with the FRBNY – This breakfast will be an opportunity to hear about career opportunities with the Fed and get your questions answered. The event will take place in Rome 102 at 9:00am.  Please RSVP on SAISWorks. Stay tuned for details.

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 finance-related positions available at the Fed. The event will take place from 11:00am – 12:00pm in N501.  Please RSVP with Valerie Gadala-Maria.

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.


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

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