Intro to Finance with Prof. Barry- November 16th
We will be hosting our Intro to Finance Night with Professor Michael Barry, the first of our faculty speaker series. Prof. Barry will discuss a number of topics including different careers within the financial services, how to prepare and educate yourself about roles in finance, and a general overview of finance at Boston College and beyond. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend.
This event will take place on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00 in the Fulton Honors Library
Getting to Success: Straight Talk from 2 CEOs - October 17th
With the CSOM Honors Program, we will be hosting "Getting to Success: Straight Talk from 2 CEOs
," where two leaders will speak about preparing for life in the professional world after graduation. Peter Olson
, former chairman and CEO of Random House, and Candice Olson
, former CEO of ivillage.com, will be speaking about the transition from college to the workplace, how to find your professional trajectory, among other topics.
This event will be held Monday, October 17th at 4:30 in Gasson 305.
Wall Street Trek - October 28
On Friday, October 28th, the Finance Academy, in conjunction with the Graduate Finance Academy, will be hosting our annual Wall Street Trek.
We will be visiting Morgan Stanley, Jefferies & Company, and Goldman Sachs at their New York headquarters. The trip will allow students to network with business professionals from each of these firms. BC alumni and representatives from investment banking, asset management, and sales and trading will be present.
BCFA Interview Workshop with BC Alumni - September 30
BC alumni from across the financial services (investment banking, hedge funds, private equity, mezzanine finance) will speak to upperclassmen about interview best practices and offer general career advice. They will also be available for networking. The event features Dave Petrucco
, managing partner at Kayne Anderson, Tom Olivier
, managing director at Morgan Keegan Technology Group, Kerri McNicholas
, analyst at Lincolnshire Management, and William Smith
, a hedge fund credit analyst at UBS.
This event will be held Friday, September 30 at 1:00pm in the Fulton Honors Library
Interview Prep with Goldman Sachs - September 23
Two BC alumni, currently working for Goldman Sachs, will join us via videoconference from London to offer interview preparation and general career advice to BC undergraduates. Students in the interview process, especially upperclassmen, are encouraged to attend. Seating is limited.
This event will be held on Friday, September 23rd at 12:00pm in Fulton 412. Please RSVP only if you are committed to going.
Student Activities Day - September 9, 2011
Please visit the Boston College Finance Academy table in the Dustbowl on Student Activities Day, Friday, September 9 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Students will have the opportunity to join our listserv and learn more about our upcoming events and trips for the fall semester.
BCFA Careers in Finance Alumni Panel - April 12, 2011
the Boston College Finance Academy will be hosting a Careers in Finance Alumni Panel. Jimmy Baker (Private Banking Analyst at JP Morgan), Steven Twomey (Investment Banking Analyst at Raymond James), Brett Wilzbach (Fixed Income Sales Associate at Citi), and Jen Zablotny (Associate at L.E.K Consulting) will be on hand to share their experiences as young professionals in the financial services industry.
This event will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7:00pm in the Fulton Honors Library.
BC Business Bootcamp - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 6:00-8:00pm
Fulton Honors Library
Break into business no matter your major! Come learn/review business skills before walking into an interview. All class years/schools/majors welcome.
Stop by anytime and learn from various CSOM academies, or attend any of the workshops below:
6:10 - 6:30 Intro + How to Read WSJ (SWS)
6:30 - 6:45 Elevator Pitch (BCES)
6:45 - 7:00 Business Etiquette (Marketing Academy)
7:00 - 7:15 How to get your RE license (Real Estate Club)
7:15 - 7:30 Social Networking (IS Academy)
7:30 - 7:45 Careers in Consulting (MCC)
7:45 - 8:00 Careers in Finance (BCFA)
Sponsored by: Management Consulting Club, Entrepreneurship Society, Smart Women Securities, Real Estate Club, IS Academy, Finance Academy, Marketing Academy, Accounting Academy
New York Trip - Jan 28, 2011
The BCFA will be hosting its annual Wall Street Trip on Friday, January 28. The trip will be an all day event that features trips to Barclays Capital, Citigroup, and Jefferies & Co. Students are required to fill out an application that can be found at the link below to be considered for the trip. This trip has been a great success in past years and provides countless opportunities to network with Boston College alumni. Professionals from multiple divisions including, investment banking, sales and trading, capital markets origination, and operations will be present. The trip will cost $20 for students and will include lunch. Further information about logistics will be forthcoming for students selected for the trip.
Applications for the trip are to be submitted by Friday, January 21 at 5:00pm.
Internship Event - Jan 28, 2011
Note* - Internship Event Date has changed to January 28, 2011
Internship Event on Friday (Jan 28st) with Amy Donegan, Yawkey Center, Murray Room (in Alumni Stadium)
10-11: Jodi Smith of Mannersmith
11-12: Student Panel, Class of 2011
12-1:30: Lunch, Break Out Session
1:30: Eaglelink Walkthrough
2:00: Resume Writing
1:30-4:00: Resume Critique
Resume Critique & Workshop - Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010
The Finance Academy will be holding an informal Resume Critique & Workshop on Wednesday, Nov 17 in Fulton 240. Students may stop by at any time between 2:30-5:30pm to have there resume critiqued or to begin crafting their first resume with the help of Senior Mentors. The event will be open to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Please RSVP to inform us of your attendance. This event will be held on Wednesday, November 17 in Fulton 240. Please RSVP.
Course Advising - Nov 10th, 2010
The Tuesday, November 9th date is cancelled
Attention academy members! Course Registration is around the corner and often times you have many questions on what classes to take and what teachers to take. The Finance Academy can help you with that. The Finance Academy is holding a course registration advising event of which members of the senior class can give you the inside scoop of recommended teachers and classes. You can just stop by in any of the times mentioned above, and there will be a senior to assist you!
This event will be held on Wednesday, Nov 10th, in Fulton 240 from 2:30-5:30.
Hedge Funds & The Flash Crash with Prof. Sadka - Thursday, November 4th, 2010
The Boston College Finance Academy will be hosting the second event in its Faculty Speaker Series. Professor Ronnie Sadka of the Finance Department will be leading a discussion related to his research: liquidity in hedge funds and the cause of the flash crash, among other topics. All majors and classes are encouraged to attend. This event is especially relevant for sophomore and junior finance majors. There will be a question and answer period and free food.
This event will be held on Thursday, November 4th, at 4:30pm in Fulton 511. Please RSVP.
Wall Street Trek - October 29, 2010
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The Graduate Finance Academy of Boston College hosted a trip to Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan in New York. The trip included both undergraduate and graduate students. JP Morgan Research and Sales and Trading was present while, Investment Management Investment Banking, and Sales and Trading divisions of Goldman Sachs was present.
Finance Internship Panel - Thursday, October 28, 2010
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Over 30 Students of the Boston College Finance Academy heard four seniors speak about their internship experiences in the areas including: Sales & Trading, Investment Banking and Corporate Finance. The guest speakers talked about the specifics of their jobs and gave many valuable tips on networking, interviewing and getting an internship.
The four guest speakers were: Ryan Crowe, Rob Celin, Rachel Stephan and Charlie Witmer.
Newsletter - Thursday, October 25, 2010
BCFA's newsletter is out.
Read about Goldman Sach's plan to repay Warren Buffet, Silicon Valley 3.0, China's recent surprise hike in interest rates and more!
Resume Critique & Workshop - Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010
The Finance Academy will be holding an informal Resume Critique & Workshop on Wednesday, October 20 in Fulton 453. Students may stop by at any time between 2:30-4:00pm to have there resume critiqued or to begin crafting their first resume with the help of Senior Mentors. The event will be open to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Please RSVP to inform us of your attendance. This event will be held on Wednesday, October 20 in Fulton 453. Please RSVP.
Introduction to Finance with Prof. Barry - Oct 4, 2010
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The first of our faculty speaker series, Professor Barry discussed a number of topics that were relevant to those who were interested in finance as a course of study and potential career. Discussion topics included different careers within the financial services, how to prepare and educate yourself about roles in finance, and a general overview of finance at Boston College and beyond.
First General Meeting - Sept 16, 2010
The time is being changed from 7:30pm to 8:15pm to accommodate Freshmen.
The BCFA will be holding its First General Meeting on Thursday, September 16 at 8:15pm in McGuinn 121. All students interested in becoming members of the Academy are strongly advised to attend the meeting. Topics discussed will include: Introductions of class officers, tutorial on the resources in our newly developed website, overview of fall semester events and trips, and how students can become more involved. We look forward to seeing you there!
Student Activities Day - Sept, 10, 2010
Please visit the Boston College Finance Academy table in the Dustbowl on Student Activities Day, Friday, September 10 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Students will have the opportunity to join our listserv and learn more about our upcoming events and trips for the fall semester.
Course Advising Session - Wednesday April 7, 2010
Tomorrow evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm the Finance Academy will be hosting a Drop-In Course Advisement Session in Gasson 210. Junior and senior officers from the Finance Academy will be on-hand to talk to students about courses in management and finance. This is a particularly good opportunity for freshmen and sophomores to learn more about and ask questions concerning concentrations, courses, and professors. Pizza and soda will be provided, so drop in anytime between 6 and 8. Thanks, and we hope to see you then.
Boston Trip - Friday April 16, 2010
We will be holding our Annual Boston Finance Trip this year on Friday, April 16, 2010. The trip will include visits to Summit Partners, Raymond James-Investment Banking Division, and Fidelity Investments. Please look at the attached documents for a more in depth description of these firms and the tentative itinerary for the trip. The trip will likely run from 7:45 am to 4 pm. For those people interested in attending, you can reserve a position by filling out the form found at the link provided below. Due to space restrictions at each of the firms the number of attendees is limited. Positions will be filled on a first come first serve basis. This is a great opportunity to start networking with Boston College alums in the Boston area. The trip will be free; however, all attendees will be responsible for their own transportation costs (Subway, Cab, etc.). We look forward to hearing from you all in the near future.
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The academy is interested in bringing Wall Street Prep to campus this semester. This preparatory company offers training on topics relating to the financial services industry. If there is enough a demand, we should be able to offer all of the courses.
Day 1: Financial Statement Modeling in Excel
Day 2: Introduction to Valuation / DCF Modeling
Day 3: Mergers & Acquisitions (Accretion/Dilution) Modeling
Day 4: Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Modeling
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Student Activities Day - Sept, 10, 2010
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Boston College Finance Academy hosted a table in the Dustbowl on Student Activities Day, Friday, September 10. Many students joined the listserv and learned more about BCFA and BCFA's upcoming events and trips for the fall semester.
In the first picture, Boston College Finance Academy's Co-Presidents Ryan Crowe (left) and Patrick Ryan (center) describe the Academy's events, such as the Wall Street Trip, and initiatives, such as peer advising, to a freshman at Student Activities Day in the Dustbowl.
In the second picture, BCFA officers Steve Schmitt (center) and Linda Vitale (right) talk to a student about the goals of the Finance Academy and the upcoming events for the fall semester, while Senior Advisor Charlie Witmer (left) shows a freshman the BCFA website.