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Graduate Finance Association Kick-Off Meeting August 28, 2006 Agenda Welcome Executive Board Introductions What We Do and Why YOU Should Join Upcoming Events Membership Details What Should I Be Doing Now? Q&A Welcome to Tepper Congratulations! The Graduate Finance Associate (“GFA”)

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Graduate Finance AssociationKick-Off Meeting

August 28, 2006


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Agenda

  • Welcome

  • Executive Board Introductions

  • What We Do and Why YOU Should Join

  • Upcoming Events

  • Membership Details

  • What Should I Be Doing Now?

  • Q&A


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Welcome to Tepper

  • Congratulations!

  • The Graduate Finance Associate (“GFA”)

    • One of the Largest and Most Active Clubs at Tepper

    • Focused on Select Fields in Finance

  • http://www.tepper.cmu.edu/gfa

Our Mission:

  • Enhance understanding of investment banking, sales and trading, corporate finance, research, and the broader field of finance

  • Prepare our members for finance careers

  • Cultivate and encourage continuous learning and discovery of recent trends within the various fields in finance


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GFA Executive Board

  • Pauline GrinbergPresident

  • Seth MorgansternVice President

  • Christopher BreigVP Internal Affairs

  • Elliot DrabsVP Case Competitions and Corporate Sponsorship

  • Abhishek JainVP Alumni Relations

  • Coy RossVP Mentoring, Investment Banking

  • Erin MoyerVP Mentoring, Sales & Trading

  • Kevin LoweVP Mentoring, Corporate Finance

  • Wai ChanEditor of the GFA Journal

  • Kenneth LeeTreasurer

  • Ravi MadasuChief Technology Officer


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What We Do and Why YOU Should Join

  • Career Assistance

    • Finance internships/careers

    • Mentoring

    • Mock Interviews

    • Finance Recruiting Guide

    • NYC Recruiting Trip

    • Work Closely with the COC (Ken Keeley)

  • Education

    • Training the Street, Inc.

    • Course Guidance

    • Case Competitions (Accounting, Corp Fin, Fin Engineering)

    • Educational Workshops – Talking Business

  • Alumni Relations/Build Tepper Finance Network

    • Networking Preparation and Opportunities with Professionals

    • Executive Speaker Series

    • 2nd Year Support and Networking

    • Faculty and Administration

    • Website


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Events

Upcoming Events:

  • Mini 1

    • First Membership Meeting, “Careers in Finance” – Mid-September

    • Talking Business Series – TBD

    • IB, S&T, Corp Fin Mentoring Seminars – September 26th, 27th, 28th

    • Accounting Case Competition – September 29th and 30th

    • Doug Wezniak, Treasurer’s Department, ExxonMobil – October 12th

    • Wall Street Trip – October 23rd and 24th

      Mini 2:

    • Training the Street – Valuation Seminar – October 27th and 28th

    • Guest Speakers - TBD

    • Curriculum Overview – November 13th or 14th

    • Mock Interviews: Informational & Super Day - TBD

      Minis 3 and 4:

    • Training the Street – Financial Modeling – March 23rd and 24th

    • Guest Speakers

    • Corporate Finance and Lehman Brothers Financial Engineering Case Competition

    • Education Workshops


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Member Quotes

“Best Club at Tepper! Provides the best value and the most activities.”

“New York Trip was a great opportunity to learn more about IB and S&T.”

“Training the Street was an awesome introduction to valuation and real-world finance application.”

“The mentoring sessions were really valuable; I learned a lot about the different finance areas. The recruiting guide is essential.”


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Membership Dues

MBA 2008 – 1 Year Membership

$90

MBA 2008 – 2 Year Membership

$140 (strongly encouraged)

MBA 2007 – 1 Year Membership

$80

MSCF Only Membership – 16 Mos.

$105

Flex-Time – 1 Year Membership

$70


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Pay Ken Lee!

  • Make check payable to “Carnegie Mellon University”

  • Write your program year and “GFA Dues” and email address in the subject line

    (Example: “MBA08 GFA Dues - [email protected])

  • Deposit check in Ken’s (Kenneth Lee) mailbox located in Posner near the first-year lockers

  • Send Ken an e-mail [email protected]] indicating that you have delivered a check

  • Ken will send you a receipt confirmation e-mail

  • Please have checks delivered to Ken by this Sunday at 5pm


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First Membership Meeting, “Careers in Finance”

  • Paid Members Only!

    • Members only will receive recruiting and interview preparation guides

      This month:

  • First Membership Meeting, “Careers in Finance”

  • Talking Business Series

  • IB, S&T, Corp Fin Mentoring Seminars

  • Accounting Case Competition


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What Should I Be Doing Now?

September

  • Read the Wall Street Journal every day

  • Rewrite your resume

  • Attend Corporate Presentations

  • Read finance related books

  • Do NOT contact finance professionals

  • Join the GFA


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Thank You!

Q&A


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