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  1. MBA Finance Association Kickoff Meeting • Our goal: To prepare every student to attain their finance related career goals

  2. Agenda • Officer Introductions • Why join the Finance Association? • Calendar of events • Membership • Dues • Survey

  3. 2007 Executive Board • VP Alumni Relations – Tom Diller • VP Information Technology – Chirag Thakkar • VP Logistics – Siddharth Mathur • VP Special Events – Thomas Shanley • VP Career Development – Dave Schneyer • VP Competitions – Eric Olesh • Co-Presidents – John Steele & Alex Obaza

  4. What’s in it for me? • Education • General finance groundwork • Resume & interview skills • Technical knowledge • Networking • Career panels • Alumni contacts • Happy hours

  5. Upcoming Events • Weekly – Wall Street roundtable & brown bag lunch series – Mondays 11:00am (Room 1520) • Monday September 10: Summer experiences panel and resume workshop – 5:00pm (dinner) • Tuesday September 18: Careers in finance presentation – 6:00pm – (Room 1418) • Thursday September 27: Equity research with Adam Feinstein from Lehman Brothers – 11:00am (business formal, Room 1528) • Saturday October 20: Mock interview super day – 8:00am – 12:00pm (breakfast) • Friday & Saturday October 26/27: Wall Street Boot Camp – Full day events • Thursday & Friday November 8/9: New York Trek – Depart 7:00am Thursday

  6. Signature event: M&A Competition • When: October 11 & 12 • Where: Van Munching Hall • Why: Improve Smith’s reputation in the investment banking arena • Opportunities: • Minimum one first year student per team • One Smith guide for each team • Attend final round presentations and networking reception • Volunteer opportunities

  7. Membership • Active participation • Lifetime membership dues • Survey • www.rhsmith.umd.edu/organizations/mba-finance/ • Resume book deadline – Sunday, September 16

  8. Questions?