Weekly Newsletter – September 14, 2015

SAIS International Finance Club Weekly Newsletter – Sep 14, 2015

Club members, please see information on this week’s exciting events below as well as important internship/full-time position deadlines.

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership


Sep. 14: “Navigating the World Bank” – Zaid Safdar will explain how to explore careers at the World Bank. 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Rome 102. Please RSVP here.

Sep. 18: “Deloitte Information Session” – SAIS/Wharton alumnus, John Kocjan, Head of Deloitte’s Global Financial Services practice and former Head of the US Consulting practice, will give a presentation on Deloitte Consulting and internship opportunities for SAIS students. 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Nitze 417. Please RSVP via SAISWork.


Sep 14: “Investing in Nature Makes Economic Sense: A Sustainable Development Forum About Cities, Nature, and Profit” – What is the role of nature in cities? How can business and government leaders align environmental stewardship with economic growth?

On September 14, The George Washington University’s Sustainable Development Forum will answer these questions at a live, in-person webcast with experts Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy; Rob McDonald, Senior Scientist for Sustainable Land Use at The Nature Conservancy. Led by Marcus King from The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, they will discuss how public and private sector leaders can use natural resources to both impact the bottom line and benefit society, and how ecosystem services and natural infrastructure can enhance cities and neighborhoods. With their combined expertise from the fields of conservation, ecosystem services, environmental security, and corporate finance, they will challenge conventional thinking about the importance of environmental resources and economics as key tools in creating a sustainable world. For more information, click here.

Sep. 15: “Digital Currencies in Development: A Conversation about Bitcoin’s Real-World Applications”– Digital currencies, such as bitcoin, have the potential to transform the way we think about development. Though still new, global leaders are beginning to discover the power of bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain, to revolutionize the way we:

  • Deliver humanitarian assistance and track foreign aid
  • Streamline charitable giving and reduce barriers to donations
  • Strengthen local institutions, enhance transparency and accountability, and expedite tax collection or bulk payments
  • Improve records collection, and title and deed registry
  • Overhaul national identity and advance voting systems
  • Lower the cost of international money transfers and extend financial services to the unbanked

We’ll take a look at this technological breakthrough and some of the real-world applications for digital currencies today. For more information click here.


Internships – If no contact listed, details available on SAISWorks

Credit Suisse – 2016 Equities Sales and Trading Summer Analyst – Deadline 09/17

Credit Suisse – 2016 Investment Banking Department Summer Analyst – 09/18

Credit Suisse – 2016 Equity Research Department Summer Analyst – 10/09

Institute of International Finance (IIF) – Fall Intern – Deadline 09/24

The Avascent Group – Summer Analyst – Deadline 10/19

Castalia Strategic Advisors – Business Development Intern – Deadline 10/31

Generation Investment Management – Summer Associate – Deadline 10/31


Full-time – If no contact listed, details available on SAISWorks

State of Colorado – Financial and program Analyst – Deadline 09/18

Center for International Private Enterprise – Program Officer – 09/24

Oliver Wyman –Financial Services Consultant – Deadline 09/28

Deloitte – Strategy & Operations Consultant / Senior Consultant – Deadline 09/28

Federal Reserve Bank of New York – Financial/Economic Associate – 10/10

EY – Transfer Pricing Staff – Deadline 10/13

The Avascent Group – Analyst – Deadline 10/19


Newsletter Contributors

On-Campus Events: Ayan Qu

Off-Campus Events: Ahmed Aliyu

Jobs & Internships: Jingyang Chen

Editor: Steven Eisen


Stay up-to-date with club events on the SAIS International Finance Club website and facebook group

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