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Annual Fall Finance Trip to NYC

WhatA window into Wall Street. This is your opportunity to engage with New York-based Middlebury alumni who work at leading financial services firms including Goldman Sachs and Barclays. The trip may include additional visits with alumni at other leading-firms. This is a CAN’T MISS opportunity for any sophomore who is interested in finance as a potential career path. 

**Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, all participants must be fully vaccinated (no exceptions) and agree to follow all protocols for bank visitors regarding masking and physical distancing.

Who: Due to Covid-19 bank restrictions, there will only be 40 places available for this trip (this number is subject to change). This program is especially important for Sophomores because now is the time to start thinking about the junior summer application process. Therefore, students with February/May 2024 and February/May 2025 graduation dates will have priority. 

When: Fall Break; October 18-19

Where: New York City! The financial capital of the world. Goldman Sachs and Barclays have been confirmed for Monday. We hope to add additional firms in the coming days.

Why: Come meet and network with Middlebury alumni who year after year help Middlebury students land top internships and jobs

HowTo attend you must register via Handshake by 11:55pm on Friday, October 8th. Submit a resume and cover letter that introduces yourself and outlines why you would like to participate in this program (as PDFs!). Your application will be provided to our hosts, so please make sure to have these reviewed during CCI Quick Questions (go/PCAs/) before submission. NO FINANCE EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

Final NoteAccommodations and Transportation are up to each individual, but there is usually a break bus going to and from NYC straight to Penn Station! If you need a ride or someone to split a hotel with, come to an SIC or MiddWow meeting and we can find you a carpool or someone to split a hotel with. 

Questions? Contact Mary McCourt at sic@middlebury.edu or Ursula Olender at uolender@middlebury.edu

Learn about three of Middlebury’s leading pre-professional clubs from current members

Midd Consulting Group (MCG), Student Investment Committee (SIC), and Middlebury Women on Wall St. (MiddWow) will co-host an information session for new and returning students to learn about pre-professional business and finance organizations on campus. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15 at 7pm. Please see the attached poster details.

Finance Campus Interviews – Putnam Investments and Oak Hill Advisors seek applicants

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. Putnam Investment’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 www.putnam.com.

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. Sophomores and Juniors are welcome to apply.

Apply on Handshake at https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5017915/ before September 14th at 11:55 p.m. ET. re-selected candidates will be invited to interview on-campus or virtually.

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. Putnam Investment’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 www.putnam.com.

OHA is seeking rising juniors and seniors interested in starting a career on the buy-side within Client Coverage/Investor Relations. The 2022 summer internship position is based in New York City. Summer Analysts will spend 8-10 weeks working with a team that is responsible for raising new capital and servicing the firm’s existing clients.   The program kicks off with a four day training program with AMT.

Apply before September 21st at 11:55 p.m. ET for either the Investor Relations Summer Analyst or FT Analyst role. Pre-selected candidates will be invited to interview on-campus or virtually.

AlphaSights ranks #16 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces 2020

Come learn more during AlphaSights week-long Virtual Open House webinar series from Monday, August 9th – Thursday, August 12th. Learn more about open roles in New York and San Francisco and receive useful information about Full-Time Associate and Summer Associate Program positions for the hiring class of 2022.

The series of virtual events will showcase AlphaSights People & Culture, leadership of some of the firm’s Employee Resource Groups, and will even feature skill-building workshops to prepare attendees for the recruiting process.

RSVP for any events listed below here: https://ripplematch.com/v2/public/event-series/5809d908  

  • Utilizing Persuasion & Negotiation Skills in Your Job Search 
    • Monday, August 9th, 6:00 – 7:00pm ET
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Initiatives and Opportunities at AlphaSights 
    •  Tuesday, August 10th, 6:00 – 7:00pm ET
  • Ask Us Anything Panel
    •  Wednesday, August 11th, 6:00 – 7:00pm ET
  • Utilizing Your Language Skills at AlphaSights
    • Thursday, August 12th, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET

2022 Full Time Analyst Program Opportunities

Please find below the 2022 Corporate & Investment Banking Full Time Analyst Application Flyer. This resume drop is targeted at students who will be entering their senior year this fall, with an anticipated graduation of February or May 2022, and looking to start a full time job in the summer of 2022. The application for all 4 tracks is open now – August 1.

Click here for the application to apply, and utilize the Job ID codes below to find the correct application(s).

  • Sales & Trading 2022 Full Time Analyst: Job ID 5588414
  • Investment Banking 2022 Full Time Analyst: Job ID 5588408
  • Corporate Banking 2022 Full Time Analyst: Job ID 5588410
  • Commercial Real Estate 2022: Job ID 5588423

Additional details can be found this flyer.

LinkedIn Asked People to Give Advice to Their 20-Year-Old Self. The Same Lesson Came Up Again and Again.

Jessica Stillman, contributor, to Inc.om recently published a summary of the responses to a recent LinkedIn post, “If you could give one piece of career advice to your 20-year old self, what would it be?”.

Professional after professional said this is what they wished they understood when they were young.

“The way to reach your highest potential, they claim, isn’t to chase perfection, but instead to focus on diving into the work itself. The more you practice (and sometimes fail), the better you’ll get and the better the end result will be. Again, action and practice beats study and deliberation.”

“If you’re 20 and lucky enough to be healthy and relatively free to pursue your dreams, don’t waste your most energetic and unencumbered years agonizing over your choices and postponing diving into things because of uncertainty. Yes, you probably have no idea what you’re doing. And you’ll definitely make mistakes. These LinkedIn responders would like you to know that’s perfectly OK. Don’t wait to know what you’re doing to get started. The best way to figure out your career is through action.”

You must read it for yourself – so please check out the full text here.