Weekly Newsletter – December 3, 2012

First year students – see below for details on becoming a member of the Finance Club’s leadership team. If you’re interested becoming an officer, let us know by 12/7. Elections for contested positions will be held later this month.

On Thursday (12/6) at 12:30pm, Professors Brown, Eichner and Leeds will be discussing/debating the Dodd-Frank Act. Don’t miss your chance to get a crash course on what is an admittedly complex, but hugely relevant subject. Lunch will be served for all those who RSVP to Erik Hansen (additional details below).

Last week was a busy week for the Finance Club. On Tuesday we hosted former MIPP student Andree Brands and current MA student JP Blardony, who gave a great presentation on careers in Investor Relations. Blending finance, communication and marketing, Investor Relations plays an integral role in conveying news and information between companies and the financial community. Thank you to Andree and JP for sharing their insights, and thanks to Valerie Gadala-Maria and Kevin Pang for putting together the event.

On Thursday the club co-hosted the first annual Finance/Consulting Club Trivia Night. More than 65 people attended! Thank you to everyone who participated, and to the following people who did a great job planning and hosting the event: Napat Jatusripitak, Sara O’Rourke, Samuel Byrne, Martin Soler, and Stephanie Maneles.

Finally, good luck to everyone participating in the 2nd Annual Speed Interviewing Event tonight!

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership 


Do you want to be a part of the incoming Finance Club leadership? If you’re a first year student (MIPP and PhD students are also welcome) that wants to take a leading role in shaping the future of the club at SAIS – this is your chance. Please email the club with your resume and statement of interest that specifies which position you’re interested in by COB 12/7. Elections will be held the 2nd or 3rd week of December. Descriptions of current club leadership positions are available here (position descriptions can be modified based on interest). If you are considering the role of club president, please reach out to Sarah Ralston to set up a time to chat in person about what the position entails.

A background in finance is not necessary to be part the leadership team. We’re looking for bright, creative, and dedicated students that have an interest in the field and are willing to work as a team to continue raising the profile of finance at SAIS.


Dec 17: Making Cities Work: Municipal Finance in Dakar, Senegal – SAIS ’02 Alumnus Jeremy Gorelick, an expert in emerging markets bond financing, will speak at USAID (1300 Pennsylvania Ave) on Monday, December 17th from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Mr. Gorelick is currently advising the city of Dakar in issuing a municipal bond and will discuss the challenges and opportunities that African municipalities face in accessing finance. See attached flyer for details.


Dec 3: Opportunities in International Affairs at the US Treasury Department – Career Services will host members of the IA Recruiting Committee to provide an overview of the full-time and internship opportunities available. The event will take place in the Career Services Conference Room from 12:30 – 2:00pm. RSVP in SAISWorks.

Dec 3: International Finance Club’s 2nd Annual Speed Interviewing Event – The club is excited to host SAIS alumni on campus for an evening of speed interviews and networking. Don’t miss your chance to practice mock interview with local alumni boasting experience in banking, multilateral investment, project finance, fund management, private equity, and more. The event will take place from 6:00 – 8:30pm in Kenney Auditorium. [All spots have been filled – good luck to the participants!].

Dec 4: TD International Info Session – Career Services will host TDI – a strategic advisory and risk management firm that works with clients operating in emerging markets and specializes in several sectors including energy and financial services. The event will take place in the Career Services Conference Room from 12:30 – 2:00pm. RSVP in SAISWorks.

Dec 6: Dodd-Frank Roundtable Discussion – The SAIS International Finance Club will host Professors Leeds, Eichner, and Brown in a roundtable discussion on Dodd-Frank and its effects on the financial industry. Professor Eichner is the Deputy Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Board and teaches Derivatives here at SAIS, and Professor Brown is a partner in the Leveraged Finance Group of Milbank, a securities law firm based in New York, and teaches Financial Regulation at SAIS. The event will take place from 12:30 – 2:00pm in N517. Lunch will be served – so RSVPs are required. RSVP with Erik Hansen.


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


Add Finance Club events to your Google calendar by entering saisinternationalfinance@gmail.com in the “Add a friend’s calendar” text box under “Other calendars”. Alternatively, you can view the calendar using the following addresses:

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