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Venture Capital – What is it and how does it work?

Professor of the Practice Frank Van Gansbeke welcomes all students to hear guest lecturer Ernie Parizeau, who will speak in his Investment Management course. We will to explore the nuts and bolts of venture capital.  The words “venture capital” get tossed around a lot these days, but what is it?  Ernie will unravel the concept and explain the role VC plays in our economy.  He will also explain how venture capitalists do their jobs, and share his thoughts on how the industry has changed over the last fifty years. 

Date and Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 3.00 pm

Location: Axinn 219

Ernie is a retired partner at Norwest Venture Partners where he worked for 23 years.  He invested in over 50 early-stage companies in the software, semiconductor, communications, healthcare, education, and retail industries.  He retired from Norwest in 2007. Ernie is currently a DCI Fellow at Stanford University and an Adjunct Professor of the Practice in Entrepreneurship at Middlebury College.  He previously taught entrepreneurship and investing courses at Babson College and Franklin Olin College of Engineering. He has also been a mentor in the Middlebury Middcore Program for the last nine years.  Ernie a member of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurship Network advisory board.  Ernie graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB degree in Engineering Sciences (1979) and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School (1984).

Deadline Looming for 2020 Global Markets Summer Analyst Program

Sales & Trading, Structuring & Solutions, and Research

JD Ballard ’15 and Phil Cutler ’12 are looking forward to receiving applications from juniors interested in opportunities at Nomura, an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its four business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Merchant Banking. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.

Nomura seeks high impact students to join the Firm as Summer Analysts on the Global Markets Team. Summer Analysts will enjoy extensive contact with Nomura professionals at all levels through discussion groups, seminars and informal social functions. This program is an integral component of  full time recruiting and at the end of the summer offers to return after graduation are extended to strong performers.  Learn more and apply here.  Deadline is September 13 at 11:55 p.m., but applications will be reviewed as they are received.

A Must Listen: How To Get A Job After College

What are you going to do after you graduate? Yes, we know, it’s the worst question. Listen to the How to Get a Job After College podcast here for some fabulous advice. You won’t regret it!

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Finance Jobs: Upcoming Deadlines in Handshake

The following opportunities are currently posted in Handshake. APPLY EARLY! Interviews are offered on a rolling basis, usually before a deadline passes! Positions may be removed from Handshake before a deadline occurs.

September 22

  • Equity Associate, Putnam Investments (on-campus interviews)

September 23

  • Analyst, Hall Capital Partners

September 24

  • Client Coverage Analyst, Oak Hill Advisors (on-campus interviews)

September 30

  • Analyst, AGC Partners (alumni referral)
  • Investment Banking Analyst, Berkshire Global Advisors (on-campus interviews)
  • Private Equity Analyst, Bregal Partners
  • Investment Research Associate, Boston Common Asset Management
  • Private Equity Analyst, 50 South Capital Advisors
  • Investment Research Analyst, Hall Capital Partners

October 1

  • Hedge Fund Operations Analyst, Weiss Asset Management
  • Data Analytics Rotation & Training Associate, Capital Group
  • Investment Operations Associate, Capital Group
  • Sustainable Finance Analyst-Commercial Real Estate, Counterpoint Sustainable Real estate

October 2

  • Analyst, Chestnut Partners
  • CAP Program, Capital Group

October 4

  • Analyst, JMI Equity
  • Investment Team, Vertica Capital Partners
  • Investment Banking Analyst, SPP Capital Partners

October 10

  • Various Positions, Wellington Management

October 7

  • Various Positions, NISA Investment Advisors

October 10

  • Client Associate Program, Wellington Management
  • Business Associate Program, Wellington Management

October 12

  • Investment Management Analyst, Morgan Stanley

October 13

  • Analyst, Macquarie
  • Graduate Programme, Barclays Asia

October 15

  • Analyst, Marathon Capital (on-campus recruiting)

October 18

  • Investment Analyst, Landmark Management (on-campus interviews)

October 25

  • Analyst, Payden & Rygel (on-campus interviews)

October 30

  • Economic Research Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis

October 31

  • Emerging Leader Program, Fidelity Investments
  • Anti-Financial Crime Investigator, Deutsche Bank
  • Chief of Staff to the CEO, Search Fund Accelerator
  • Fixed Income Research Associate, Dodge & Cox

November 13

  • Analyst, Goldman Sachs

November 26

  • Rotational Development Program, Jane Street

November 29

  • Corporate Risk Solutions Analyst, BNP Paribas

Curious, collaborative and driven? Let’s chat!

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.

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.

2020 Asia Summer Analyst & Associate Information Session
September 25, 2019
6:00 – 7:30pm
Registration starts at 5:30pm
Northeastern University

As space is limited, this event is by invitation only. Please register through the steps below by September 8, 2019. These events are for 2021 graduates.

  1. Visit my GS Events Portal
  2. Select “Register for Events”
  3. Choose United States for country and filter
  4. Search for “2020 Asia Summer Analyst & Associate Internship Opportunities | Boston” and register
  5. Select “Back to Dashboard” to ensure you complete any outstanding tasks in your event inbox
  6. Attendees will receive an email confirmation with all event details.

If you have questions, please email

Equity Associate Internship

Founded in 1937, Putnam Investments is a global money management firm with over 75 years of experience helping individuals and institutions pursue their investment goals. Putnam manages assets across equity, fixed income, asset allocation, and alternative strategies. Active, fundamental research, innovation, and risk management drive our approach to investing. The firm’s global presence includes offices in Boston, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney, all united by a collaborative culture and singular focus on client objectives. For more information, please visit

The Equity Associate role is that of a junior Analyst, conducting fundamental research to make buy and sell recommendations on stocks just as would a more senior member of the research team. The internship will begin with a one-week training program including accounting, modeling and valuation training. In the following nine-weeks, the Intern will focus on completing an industry project and will independently assume coverage of three stocks. For each, the investment case will be detailed through written research and a brief presentation given to a group of senior Analysts and Portfolio Managers. At the end of the summer, we will look to extend full-time offers to those who demonstrate the aptitude, passion and desire it takes to become a successful full-time Equity Associate.

Deadline to apply is September 27th, but applications will be reviewed as they are received. Apply here.

Boutique investment iank posts immediate entry-level and summer 2020 internship opportunities

Victoria Villalba ’19 is hoping to have a few more Middlebury students and recent alumni join her firm. Spurrier Capital Partners (SCP), based in New York City, is a boutique investment bank specializing in traditional Mergers & Acquisitions advisory services and Private Placements in the Enterprise Technology sector. SCP’s Consigliere Approach is an orientation in which the firm serves as a trusted advisor and counselor to the senior management teams and boards of the its clients. SCP’s relationships with large Tech Consolidators (Adobe, Dell, GE, Google, IBM, Oracle,, etc.), late-stage Technology Private Equity firms (General Atlantic, Francisco Partners, TA Associates, Vista Equity, etc.), and Venture Capital firms (Bain Capital Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital, etc.) have allowed SCP to represent clients in transformative transactions within the industry. SCP blends strong sector knowledge and domain expertise with high-quality execution experience to achieve results for the firm’s clients. More information about SCP is available by visiting

Check out these two exciting opportunities and apply NOW. The final deadline is September 6, but applications will be reviewed as they are received.

2020 Summer Investment Banking Analyst

Full-time Investment Banking Analyst – Immediate Start