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Qsemble Capital Management Seeks Summer Intern

Peter Lubans ’06 seeks a summer intern to work with him at his firm. Applications from all qualified Middlebury students will be considered.

Qsemble is a quantitative trading firm based in New York City. The firm combines deep knowledge of financial markets with sophisticated statistical learning and data analysis techniques to systematically predict stock prices.

Join us for a summer internship and get exposure to both the high-level principles that guide our approach to portfolio management, as well as the day-to-day realities of operating an investment management firm.
Projects will depend on both the candidate’s skills and the firm’s needs, but may include: cleaning and processing data sets in preparation for alpha research, writing software tools to assist with exploratory data analysis, researching the efficacy of various model-fitting techniques, writing tools to assist in monitoring production trading, and streamlining data flows. 
Some coding experience is required, preferably using python.

Apply Here:

Launch Your Career: The Associate Program at AlphaSights

COVID-19 has affected communities across the world, forcing us to work together and adapt to new realities. AlphaSights is no different — as we adjust to a new normal for now, we are still hiring and open for business across our NY & SF office. We’ve moved to an entirely virtual interview process and we hope to connect with you! Check out our Associate Program below:

Associate Program in NY & SF (Seniors graduating in Spring 2020)

What should the start of your career look like? Do you look for an introduction to the world of business and exposure to a wide variety of industries? A role offering autonomy and measurable personal impact? A clear path towards leading your own team and managing blue-chip client relationships in two years’ time? Running your own multimillion-dollar book of business in five years?

AlphaSights is the world’s knowledge partner, comprised of ambitious professionals committed to accelerating progress for our clients and our people alike. From the moment you join us as an Associate, you’ll have significant autonomy and personal responsibility. You’ll receive training and professional development opportunities to help you excel in your role. Hard work, drive, and a commitment to delivering results will put you on a path to becoming a Manager in around two years from joining us, and a Vice President in around five. 

All along, you’ll be working in the company of like-minded, driven colleagues from across the globe: we work as one global team that’s dedicated to growing our business, improving ourselves, supporting one another, and celebrating wins together. Our alumni go on to join some of the world’s most prestigious companies or pursue further study at top graduate schools.

Apply directly through the following links:

The Associate Program at AlphaSights

Morgan Stanley Virtual Engagement Series

We invite you to connect with Morgan Stanley’s culture and opportunities through our 2020 Virtual Engagement Series! Meet us online for insight into our analyst programs, the various businesses at Morgan Stanley, tips on the application process, and perspectives on topics you care about. 

Click on the links to register for as many sessions as you like. You will receive an email in advance of each webinar with log-in access.

All sessions will be held at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Monday, March 16: Day in the Life of an Analyst: Investment Banking & Global Capital Markets
Monday, March 23: Finance Division Explained
Wednesday, March 25: Corporate Treasury  Explained
Monday, March 30: Internal Audit Explained    

Learn More
To learn more, please visit

Additional Sessions Coming Soon
Just a few include…
Firm Strategy and Execution Explained
Operations Explained
Quantitative Analyst Program Explained
Morgan Stanley Insights: Sustainable Investing

Questions? E-mail: Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (M/F/Disability/Vet). © 2020 Morgan Stanley

Where the Wild Jobs Are

On Wednesday, February 19th alumnus Logan Randolph will return to campus to meet with students. 

If you’re dead set on climbing the corporate ladder, this presentation isn’t for you. If you’re struggling to figure out what you want to do…or you’re curious about an organization, but unsure how to get a job there… come to Hillcrest 103 on Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. Logan Randolph ‘14 will share concrete ways to explore new industries and jobs.

He’ll share specific tools to form deep relationships and get jobs at organizations you care about. He’ll push you to look for employers and job functions that interest you, rather than passively browsing “we’re hiring” pages.

He’ll briefly share his non-linear career trajectory in the six years since leaving Middlebury, and dispel common myths like “work in banking or consulting for two years, then you can do anything!”

Photo of Logan Randolph '14

One-on-One Career Conversations

Schedule your thirty-minute one-on-one appointment with Logan via Handshake here.  Slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the CCI.  Logan is available for brainstorming, networking advice, career information, and more. 

Logan’s Bio

Logan Randolph graduated from Midd in 2014, where he ski patrolled and played rugby. Following his time in Vermont, he moved to San Francisco and started a company providing a “digital personal assistant.” In 2015, the company was acquired and Logan moved on. He spent a short period of time consulting for a fitness company, before joining Quip as its 20th employee. Since then Quip grew to 200 people and was acquired by Salesforce. Logan spent the past few years as a marketer at Quip and recently switched to a sales role, selling to Salesforce’s top 100 accounts. 

BlackRock’s 2020 Find Your Future Forum

Learn how to jump start your career at BlackRock’s one-day educational program for college sophomores.

Friday, April 3, 2020 in New York, NY

Please submit your application by Monday, March 2 at 8:00AM EST in order to be considered for this Find Your Future Forum event. 

Learn about our business at the exciting intersection of finance and technology. Get to know our unique culture and gain an understanding of where you could add value at BlackRock. We offer a wide range of opportunities in Advisory & Client Services, Analytics & Risk, Corporate Functions & Business Operations, Investments, Relationship Management & Sales, and Technology. 

Expand your knowledge by taking part in professional skill-building, technology and finance workshops. Learn how we utilize cutting-edge technology to build a better financial future for our clients. Meet with professionals in the FinTech industry to see how you can leverage your experience and background to kick-start a career with BlackRock. 

Build your resume, grow your network and gain that competitive edge employers value. Acquire the tools, communication strategies and best practices needed to help you land your dream job – and succeed at it.

We are seeking talented sophomores with diverse backgrounds. Applicants should meet the following criteria: 

  • Self-identify as female, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American, LGBTQ+ and/or disabled 
  • Strong academic credentials across any major or discipline 
  • Expected graduation date between September 2021 and June 2022 

BlackRock is a global investment firm, trusted to manage more assets than any other. We combine the energy and fast-paced nature of a startup with the security and resources of a leading global asset manager. Our clients are companies, governments, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children’s educations, and a better life. We are passionate about providing products and services that can help them build a strong financial future. No matter what your level, we offer our employees real responsibility from day one –and we’ll be looking to you for your unique perspective to help us challenge the status quo.

Interested in finance? Help develop new resource.

Below please find a link to a survey put together by Tulane University’s School of Liberal Arts; they are collecting responses in an effort to help interested liberal arts students nationwide break into finance post-graduation.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in finance, please take a few moments to complete the survey and learn more about the effort. 


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Deadline Monday, Jan. 20th for Wells Fargo Investment Banking Diversity Summit

You’re invited to apply to attend a unique leadership conference that will introduce you to the opportunities and culture of Wells Fargo. The two-day Sophomore Diversity Summit is designed to provide high-performing sophomores from diverse backgrounds with the chance to explore a career in investment banking. You will have the chance to interview with hiring managers for paid summer internships which give you the chance to become a member of the Wells Fargo team and see what it’s like to start your career with Wells Fargo.

Summit activities

  • Learn about Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), the financial services industry, and careers in investment banking
  • Meet with senior management & CIB professionals
  • Participate in information sessions, panels, and networking events
  • Interview for a position for the 2020 Sophomore Summer Analyst Program

Summit location and dates

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina Date: March 5 -6, 2020 All travel and meal expenses will be paid by Wells Fargo

Application details

To apply, visit the 2020 Sophomore Diversity Summit Application Page. Please submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, January 20th.


The summit is open to all sophomores inclusive of minorities, females, protected veterans, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ interested in Investment Banking with an expected grad date of December 2021 or May/June2022.