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A deep conversation about FinTech – Disruptor or being disrupted?

Please join the Professors of the Practice Business and Enterprise Program in welcoming Thomas Weisel via video conference call for “A Deep Conversation about FinTech – Disruptor or Being Disrupted”.

Monday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Axinn 229

Thom Weisel P’22 serves as Co-Chairman at Stifel. Previously Thom was Chairman and CEO of Thomas Weisel Partners Group, a firm he founded in 1999, and former Chairman of Montgomery Securities.

Thom has been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award of National Venture Capital Association in 2006, the George Steinbrenner Sport Leadership Award of the U.S. Olympic Foundation in 2011 and was recently inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Thom has been on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation Board since 1977 and was the Chairman from 1983 through 1994. He has been Chairman of the USA Cycling Foundation Board since its founding in 2000. Thom currently serves on the Board of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Previously, he served on the boards of NASDAQ, Stanford Endowment Management Board, Empower America, and Harvard Business School Advisory Board.  He is former chairman of Capital Campaign for California School of Arts and Crafts along with former trustee of Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Thom graduated from Stanford University with distinction and honors in Economics and obtained his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Upcoming Professor of the Practice Business and Enterprise Guest Lecture

As part of the Professor of the Practice Business and Enterprise Program, James Hilton, Executive Managing Director of Promontory Financial Group, LLC, will be on campus to deliver a lecture titled: Enjoying a successful and ethical career in finance: Navigating the Faustian dilemma.

Date: Monday, April 15 at 7.30 pm

Location: Axinn 229

Promontory Financial Group, LLC is a global firm dedicated to assisting financial firms with complex regulatory, risk and compliance issues.

Mr. Hilton joined Promontory in 2004, shortly after its founding. Before assuming his current role, he served in various positions as Promontory has grown, including as the head of its anti-money laundering practice.

Currently, Mr. Hilton manages the U.S. advisory practice. He helps clients respond to regulatory mandates arising from changing regulation, examinations and enforcement actions, especially in the areas of board governance, risk governance and compliance. He focuses on assisting financial institutions to identify the root causes of regulatory issues, and develop and implement comprehensive plans to remedy them. Mr. Hilton also has extensive experience in strategic planning and change management within financial institutions. As a former enforcement attorney with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he brings a unique regulatory perspective to his work.

Mr. Hilton began his career in financial services as an attorney with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he focused on a variety of regulatory issues and enforcement matters. He assisted with regulatory enforcement actions related to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, as well as with several white-collar criminal prosecutions. Mr. Hilton left the New York Fed to become general counsel of Chicago Board Brokerage, a joint venture of the Chicago Board of Trade and inter-dealer broker Prebon Yamane, which was created to handle electronic trading and clearing of U.S. Treasury securities. He later joined Prebon, where he took responsibility for business planning and product management. Following Prebon’s sale to Collin Stewart Tullett in 2004, Mr. Hilton came to Promontory, initially as a consultant. Before attending law school Mr. Hilton held multiple staff roles with the Massachusetts State Legislature. He earned his J.D. at Boston University and a B.A. in Government, Soviet Languages and Literature at Harvard University.

President & COO of Goldman Sachs to Visit on April 10

Please join the Professors of the Practice Business and Enterprise Program, Center for Careers and Internships, and Middlebury Women on Wall St. on Wednesday, April 10th to welcome John Waldron ’91, President and Chief Operating Officer back to campus. Registration is required to attend the following events.

  • From Middlebury to Goldman Sachs: A Career Conversation with John Waldron ’91; 4:30 p.m. in MBH 220 – Registration Required
  • “Trends, Challenges and Opportunities: Perspectives on the Financial Services Industry” – Lecture presented by John Waldron ’91; 7:30 p.m. in MBH 216 – Registration Required

John Waldron is president and chief operating officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He is a member of the Goldman Sachs Management Committee and chair of the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee and Firmwide Reputational Risk Committee. Previously, John was co-head of the Investment Banking Division (IBD) from 2014 to 2018. Prior to that, he was global head of Investment Banking Services (IBS)/Client Coverage for IBD and had oversight of the IBS Leadership Group, a group he founded in 2010.

Earlier in his career, he was global co-head of the Financial Sponsors Group from 2007 to 2009, co-head of Leveraged Finance from 2005 to 2007 and co-head of the Media and Entertainment Group in IBD from 2002 to 2005. John joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 and was named managing director in 2001 and partner in 2002. John is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and chairman of the Trustees Committee of The Lawrenceville School. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York, co-chairman of Youth, I.N.C., and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. John graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College with a BA in English in 1991.

Win $CASH$ in the New England Small College Investment Challenge

Here’s a great opportunity for you to participate in investing through this unique contest where YOU and Middlebury College could win CASH PRIZES.

This is a month-long competition from April 1 to May 3, 2019.  The top performing student portfolio at each of the 11 participating colleges will receive $500, the top overall performing student portfolio wins $2,000 and the top New England Small College wins $2,500 thanks to the sponsorship of Fidelity.

Rapunzl was co-founded by an Amherst College alumnus who created this investment education platform which is part of the Chicago Public High school curriculum.  As a NESCAC alumnus, he wanted to bring this fantastic opportunity to the New England Small Colleges as a way to help students learn about investing in a fun and collaborative way. 

Firmwide Recruiting

Morgan Stanley at Middlebury College on March 19th

Morgan Stanley believes capital has the power to create positive change in the world. The biggest and most impactful changes come from people like you. If you come to Morgan Stanley, what will you create?

We invite Freshman and Sophomore Middlebury College students from all majors to come learn more about how you can put your talent and ambition to work and be part of a team that creates positive change. Meet MS.

Join Us

Please register below for each event you plan to attend.
Please note select events are invitation only.
Smart Casual Attire.

Diversity Networking Event*: 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Tap into the Trading Floor, Sales & Trading*: 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Firmwide Presentation: 7:30–8:30 p.m. in Atwater Dining Hall
*These events are invite only. Should your application be selected, you will receive additional information prior to the event.

Tune in

In advance of our visit to campus, we encourage you to tune in here to watch Morgan Stanley educational webinars to learn more about the different opportunities at the Firm.

To learn more, please visit morganstanley.com/campus.Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (M/F/Disability/Vet). © 2018 Morgan Stanley.

Goldman Sachs IBD Summer Analyst Insight Day

Environmental science major.
Investment banker.
Proud veteran.

Let’s chat about what you’re into, and where you see yourself.

At Goldman Sachs, we believe who you are makes you better at what you do. For us, it’s all about bringing together people who are curious, collaborative and have the drive to make things possible for our clients and communities.

The Investment Banking team plays a key role in that. The Investment Banking Division delivers high-quality strategic advice and creative financing solutions to our clients, including mergers, acquisitions, financing or risk management transactions. Our work includes advising a
company on a cross-border merger, structuring the initial public offering of a subsidiary, refinancing an outstanding bond and more.

Interested? We’d love to meet you – join us at our upcoming Goldman Sachs IBD Summer Analyst Insight Day for an opportunity to explore the financial services industry and become familiar with the firm’s business, history and culture, and meet professionals within the
Investment Banking division.

LA Summer Analyst Insight Day
The Los Angeles IBD Summer Analyst Insight Day offers current sophomores an opportunity to learn about careers within the West Region Advisory group.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Candidates Notified: Monday, March 25, 2019

IBD Houston Summer Analyst Insight Day
The Houston Summer Analyst Insight Day will allow current sophomore to learn about careers in oil & gas in the Natural Resources group.
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Candidates Notified: Friday, April 5, 2019

SF Summer Analyst Insight Day
The San Francisco IBD Summer Analyst Insight Day offers current sophomores an opportunity to learn about careers within the Technology, Telecom, & Media and West Region Advisory groups.
Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Candidates Notified: Monday, April 15, 2019

Interested? Here’s how to apply:
1. Visit our events portal at www.goldmansachs.com/careers/events and search “Insight Day” to apply.
2. Once you’ve applied, you will be notified if you are selected to attend the event.
3. Time and location details will be shared with selected candidates.

Goldman Sachs: Shaping the future of finance

At Goldman Sachs, we believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We seek out people with all types of skills, interests and experiences. So whether you’ve been trading penny stocks since the eighth grade or have never imagined a career in finance, there’s a place for you here.

For us, it’s all about bringing together people who are curious, collaborative and have the drive to make things possible for our clients and communities.

Interested? We’d love to meet you – join us at our upcoming events to meet us and learn more about the opportunities we offer.

Our Beyond the Classroom programs are designed to highlight opportunities available in the financial services industry for those interested in accountancy or risk management. The programs are specifically focused on our Finance: Controllers, Internal Audit and Risk Divisions.

Travel, food and accommodations will be provided.

Beyond the Classroom: Accounting at GS
March 22, 2019 in Salt Lake City

Beyond the Classroom: Accounting at GS
April 5, 2019 in New York City

Beyond the Classroom: Risk at GS
April 12, 2019 in New York & Salt Lake City

Application Deadline: Monday, February 18 at 11:59pm ET
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants should be undergraduate students graduating between December 2019 and June 2021.

To be considered for any of these events, please complete the following steps:

1. Submit an application through our events portal at goldmansachs.com/careers/events. Search each event by name to apply.
2. Complete all questions contained in the”Inbox Task” that you will receive once you apply on the events portal.

Please note:
You may apply to multiple programs but may only be selected to attend one. You only need to complete one application to be considered. Please indicate your program preference(s) in the “Inbox Task” when prompted.

Make things possible.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the Federation Campus Recruiting team at FedCampusRecruiting@ny.email.gs.com