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The Expert’s Guide to IPOs and SPACs

Join Frank Van Ganbeke’s Introduction to Finance and Capital Markets classes for a guest lecture by financier Churchill Franklin ’71. Mr. Franklin is the co-founder and retired CEO of Acadian Asset Management and is chair of the board of advisors for Avalon Acquisition Inc. His talk, “IPOs or SPACs—An Exploratory Journey” will be moderated by students Emily Bian ’21 and Max Bosco ’21.

From Middlebury to Wall Street: A Fireside Chat with Tom Michaud ’86

Please join us for a Fireside Chat with Tom Michaud ’86 moderated by your peer Sam Sullivan ’23.

Tom Michaud serves as President and CEO of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, an investment bank specializing in the financial services sector. Since joining the firm in 1986 as a credit analyst in the firm’s training program, he has spent 35 years building the KBW franchise and leading many of its businesses. Tom co-led the firm’s rebuilding efforts following 9/11 and was instrumental in launching the firm’s IPO in 2006.

Tom was named Chief Executive Officer in October 2011, assuming direction of all business lines in the United States and Europe. Under his leadership, KBW has evolved into the nation’s premier investment bank to the financial services industry. The company is routinely recognized for its leadership in mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, and equity research. Tom maintains strong personal relationships with leading industry executives, policy makers, and institutional investors and has been instrumental in executing many of KBW’s largest transactions. More recently, Tom has become an authority on the digitalization of banking and the emergence of fintech. I

In February 2013, Tom led the firm’s merger into Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE: SF). KBW is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel and Tom serves as Senior Vice President and a member of Stifel’s Institutional Group Management Committee.

Tom is a member of the Board of Directors of 9/11 Day, the nonprofit organization that established and leads the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement. He also serves on the Board of the Foreign Policy Association of New York and the Board of Leaders of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

At Middlebury, Tom majored in economics and played baseball. Early in his career, Tom attended night school, earning an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships, the Student Investment Committee, and Middlebury Women on Wall Street.

Morgan Stanley: 2022 Summer Analyst Recruiting

Current sophomores and first years are invited to explore Morgan Stanley 2022 Summer Analyst Recruiting Events. Please click the links in the titles below to register for any sessions that are of interest. Please monitor the Events Digest as it will be updated weekly to provide a comprehensive list of Morgan Stanley recruiting events taking place in the next three weeks. New information will be added each week!

Joining Events:

You will receive an email in advance of each virtual session that you register for with login details. Please note, some events may have limited capacity or require an invitation to attend. For any questions, please reach out to our Campus Recruiting Team. To learn more, please visit morganstanley.com/people-opportunities.

*Indicates that this event is invite only. Should you be selected to attend, you will receive additional information prior to the event.

Morgan Stanley Recruiting Hub

Additionally, you are invited to visit the Morgan Stanley Recruiting Hub to access information on upcoming events, session replays, recruiting resources, application details and more. If you registered for the “Leaders & Learnings” Speaker Series, your login details also provide you with access to the Hub. If you missed this series and would still like to gain access to the Recruiting Hub, please register here to receive personalized details.

Chair of Goldman Sach’s Global Financing Group, Notable LGBT Leader, and Posse Foundation Board Member to speak at Fireside Chat

Photo of Susie Scher

Please join us for a Fireside Chat with Susie Scher ’86, P’24 moderated by your peer Sarah Tang ’22.

Susie Scher combines financial acumen with a commitment to support the LGBTQ community, diversity, and progressive education. 

Susie is chair of the Global Financing Group within the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. Susie serves as an advisor to the firm’s IBD Council for Advancement of Racial Equity and LGBTQ+ Network and is on the board of the Posse Foundation. She was also a trustee of Middlebury College from 2006 to 2016.

Susie earned a BA in Political Science at Middlebury and an MBA in Finance at Columbia University School of Business.

**Please use this form to submit questions you would like Susie to address. A handful of the questions will be used for the moderated Q&A section of the event. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships, Middlebury Women on Wall St., and the Student Investment Committee.

Join Middlebury Consulting Group, Student Investment Committee, and Middlebury Women on Wall St.

Passionate about helping local businesses? Curious about the stock market? Want to land your dream job? Watch this short video for an introduction to Middlebury Consulting Group, the Student Investment Committee, and Middlebury Women on Wall Street, the leading pre-professional clubs on campus. Our vast member resources, alumni networks, and tangible skill-building opportunities will set you apart in your job and internship searches. Information on how to get involved and who to contact are included in the video.

Spring Virtual Career Fair

Champlain College’s Career Collaborative will host it’s annual Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, March 3rd, and we’re counting on you to participate! Forty-nine employers, representing a variety of industries and opportunities, will be eager to meet with you.

Registering for the Fair:

Log into Handshake, go to the Fair page, and click on “Register.” Once you do, you’ll be prompted to create your schedule for the day – a combination of one or more 30-minute Employer Group Info Sessions or 10-minute 1:1 Video-chats. Sign up for as many as you have time for during Fair hours of 1:00-6:00 p.m. (Note: Some employers have not yet set up their sessions; if you follow the employer, you’ll be alerted when they do.)

What if there are no employers that interest me?
There are still many benefits to signing up for sessions.  You’ll gain confidence navigating a virtual fair; build your professional network; and have a chance to practice your pitch.  If the organization is not hiring in your specialty area, ask how they might use the talents of a student with your major.  You could be pleasantly surprised by their answer.

Internet Browser:

The Handshake Virtual Career Fair platform works best with Google Chrome or Firefox. (Do not use Explorer or Safari.)

“See you” at the Fair!

Spring Virtual Career Fair

Champlain College’s Career Collaborative will host it’s annual Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, March 3rd, and we’re counting on you to participate! Forty-nine employers, representing a variety of industries and opportunities, will be eager to meet with you.

Registering for the Fair:

Log into Handshake, go to the Fair page, and click on “Register.” Once you do, you’ll be prompted to create your schedule for the day – a combination of one or more 30-minute Employer Group Info Sessions or 10-minute 1:1 Video-chats. Sign up for as many as you have time for during Fair hours of 1:00-6:00 p.m. (Note: Some employers have not yet set up their sessions; if you follow the employer, you’ll be alerted when they do.)

What if there are no employers that interest me?
There are still many benefits to signing up for sessions.  You’ll gain confidence navigating a virtual fair; build your professional network; and have a chance to practice your pitch.  If the organization is not hiring in your specialty area, ask how they might use the talents of a student with your major.  You could be pleasantly surprised by their answer.

Internet Browser:

The Handshake Virtual Career Fair platform works best with Google Chrome or Firefox. (Do not use Explorer or Safari.)

“See you” at the Fair!