Tag Archives: Financial Services

Morgan Stanley – Middlebury College Student Ambassador Event

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 freshmen and sophomore Middlebury College students to take a break from the books for a Morgan Stanley Student Ambassador Informal Networking Event. Learn more about the Firm and our summer 2019 opportunities firsthand from your peers who will share their experiences at Morgan Stanley and guide you through the recruiting process.

Date: November 15th
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: AXN229

To register for the event, please click here.

To learn more, please visit morganstanley.com/campus

Questions? Contact mscampusrecruiting@morganstanley.com

Financial Literacy: Reading Financial Reports

A wealth of information is available to you if you know how to read financial documents.  In this Lynda.com course, finance expert Rudolph Rosenberg teaches you how to read an income statement, a cash flow statement, and balance sheet.  You’ll also learn how they fit together to give you a view of a company’s situation.  Check out this short online course at https://www.lynda.com/Business-Finance-tutorials/Financial-Literacy-Reading-Financial-Reports/135826-2.html.  Middlebury login is required.

Intrexon Corporation Info Session TONIGHT!

Intrexon Corporation is an innovative biotechnology company working within the growing field of synthetic biology. They believe that advancements in science can be applied to solve major global challenges across human health, energy, environmental solutions, food / agriculture, and consumer products.

Intrexon is seeking current juniors and sophomores to join them for the summer of 2018 in either  the finance/corporate development or research & development (R&D) teams.

They encourage any Middlebury students interested in finance/business or research/scientific opportunities in the biotechnology industry to join them TONIGHT (October 25th) to learn more! 

There is a Middlebury Alumni currently working at Intrexon and one of our current students interned there last summer.

Check out the internship posting in Handshake now!

Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm in the CCI Library (ADK House)

Sign up here to let us know you’re coming, or just show up!

Emails do matter!

Whether you are currently applying to jobs and internships, or will be in the next couple months, you are sure to be sending out a lot of emails. After all the work you’ll put into crafting strong resumes and letters, you want to be sure that your emails reflect this same professionalism. Emails do matter!

An email is one of your first impressions to a potential employer. It is your opportunity to show off your professionalism, your maturity, and your serious interest in the position. Emails give the employer some small insight into what it’s like to interact with you as a person. While proper email etiquette is not going to get you the job, improper etiquette will turnoff the employer and hurt your job chances.

When responding to employer emails, the old dating rule “wait three days” does not apply. You’re not trying to play it “cool” and avoid coming off as “desperate.” Slow responses signal to employers that you’re not that interested. They might not waste time waiting for your response when they have a pool of other qualified candidates. In addition, waiting for your answer might irritate an interviewer. Therefore, it’s good practice to respond to emails within 24 hours. Responding and saying that you were “really busy”, is not an excuse. The potential employer is busy too, and this excuse may make them question your ability to handle the workload at their company along with various responsibilities of the job. Use your quick response time to indicate to the employer that you consider this job a top priority.

When job and internship searching over email, using professional etiquette may encourage the potential employer to take you seriously and actually read the email. Use a professional email, not your soccerchick@hotmail.com account.  Address the individual by their appropriate title (Ms., Mr., Dr., etc), write a clear subject line, and use proper grammar. Be positive, polite, and concise, but be sure to include the relevant information. If it has not already been stated that the employer would like a cover letter and resume, ask for permission to include the documents with the email. Attach your cover letter and resume, each as their own PDF, and clearly labeled with your last name (Smith_Resume). Do not paste your cover letter into the body of the email. Last, absolutely NO emoticons, no matter how perfectly the “high-five” captures your feelings about the job.

Here’s an example of what your email should NOT look like:

Here’s an example of what it should look like:

Lastly, re-read your email before you send it!
For more information on how to write emails, check out this helpful article in the balance.

Caroline  Jaschke ’18 is a Peer Career Advisor at the CCI and a double majoring in English and Neuroscience. In her role, she helps students develop resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and access helpful job and internship search resources such as Handshake.


Fall Family Weekend – Internships, Jobs, and Careers in Finance: What You Need to Know

Students and family members are encouraged to attend a panel discussion featuring six Middlebury parents who are professionals in the financial services industry.  Come discover the power of the Middlebury alumni/parent network.

Saturday, October 14th at 11:00 a.m.

McCullough Student Center, Wilson Hall

Panelists Include: 

  • Doug Baird P’19 – Chairman of Equity Capital Markets, Citigroup
  • Pam Czekanski ’81, P’18, P’20 – Vice President, Loomis, Sayles & Company
  • Beth Ann Day P’21 – Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Global Associate Director of Research/Chief Talent Officer, Bernstein
  • Jim Valone P’20.5 – Senior Managing Director, Partner, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Chair of Emerging Markets Debt Strategy Group, Wellington Management
  • David Walker P’20 – Managing Director, JP Morgan
  • Kashif Zafar ’82 P’21 – Head of Senior Relationship Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Barclays

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships and the Student Investment Committee.


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting Financial Analysts

This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2017-2018 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:

  • Grad school (e.g. Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
  • Private industry (e.g. Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
  • Public sector (e.g. Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)



We are currently accepting resumes through our Handshake posting. However, the formal application will be available here only during the following open application windows:

Window 1: September 22 – September 26

Window 2: October 12 – October 16

Interested students may reach out to Bonnie.Drake@cfpb.gov with questions about the position or the application process.




Approaching Morgan Stanley Sales & Trading Deadlines

Morgan Stanley’s Emma Kitchen (Class of 2014) asked us to send a friendly reminder.  The 2018 summer program deadlines are next Sunday, October 1 at 11:59pm EST. Following is the FID and IED application links below for you.  Apply through Handshake and on the MS website (as explained in the Handshake postings).

2018 Fixed Income Sophomore Summer Analyst Program (New York)

2018 Institutional Equity Sophomore Summer Analyst Program (New York)

2018 Institutional Equity Sales & Trading Summer Analyst Program (New York)