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Summer Finance Institute 2013
The Summer Finance Institute provides MS Finance students the opportunity to work alongside experienced finance executives in a small group setting. Over the four-week program, participants will increase their skill set by working on real-world finance projects with corporate executives. Students also will be able to participate in industry and professionial development workshops that are crucial for the upcoming job search. For more information, stop by the Graduate Programs Office in 203 Alfiero Center.
Finance Industry Workshops
- Network with experienced finance executives
- Tackle real-time finance projects
- Gain an understanding of U.S. business practices
- Engage with finance industry coaches
Professional Development Workshops
- Presentation skills
- Résumé writing
- Interviewing techniques
- Communication skills
Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company
Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Banking for Upstate New York
The 2013 Summer Finance Institute occurs over a four-week period from June 3 - 28. Participants will work in a team of five students alongside a finance executive. Students will be randomly assigned to companies and will meet weekly with executives to design and execute their corporate project. Students will be required to attend weekly industry and personal development workshops. Competition week will include coaching sessions and final project presentations. Presentations will be judged by finance executives, and teams will be awarded prizes based upon a final ranking of the quality of the analyses and presentations.
Program Cost and Registration Information
The cost of the program is $750 per student, payable by credit card only. Registration is required and seats are limited. Online registration will open November 1, 2012, and credit card payments can be made beginning January 14, 2013, to allow you sufficient time to secure funds.
Other summer options
- Wall Street Journal Prep: Price TBD
Financial Training Solutions: Includes Student Passport Online Training (Web-based interactive self-study modeling and interview prep training), Live On-Campus Boot Camps (Financial & Valuation modeling and interview prep courses), Live Webcasts, and Technical Finance Interview Prep.
- NYSSA Membership: $300
The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a forum for the exchange of investment information among corporate executives and financial analysts, portfolio managers, and others involved in the investment decision-making process. One of the most valued benefits of NYSSA membership is access to others in the investment community. Through participation at NYSSA’s programs, members gain admission to a large network of associates, senior investment professionals, and corporate executives.
- Internship - U.S.
Students may elect to search for a credit-bearing internship opportunity. Pending approval, international students seeking internship participation are eligible only after successful completion of the first year of the program (two full semesters) due to work authorization requirements. Additionally, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. The School of Management does not provide MS Finance internship placements, therefore students must seek opportunities in their own networks and contact the Credit-Bearing Internship Program for approval.
- Internship - China
Don’t Forget! Many students prefer to return home for the summer months – a perfect time to participate in an internship in your hometown. Internship experience on the resume means a tremendous amount to employers regardless of location. We encourage you to utilize your personal networks to obtain an internship that will immerse you in your local economy. The Summer Finance Institute will look great on your resume as well as attract employers in China interested in hiring you as an intern, and you have time to do both. Additionally, you may need to begin your job search over the summer in order to find employment in China upon graduation. An internship is a great start.