Seminars, workshops, and recreational opportunities designed especially for GSAS students, to help you build professional skills and make the most of the winter break.
January 13–24, 2014
Tune into January@GSAS — a flexible series of events designed to help you acquire essential research and professional skills, prepare for your career, and master some new interests.
Submit your January event! Past January programs have included:
Want to host a January event, or just send along an idea? Please do.
Find out about the Graduate Student Council’s January mini-courses.
Alumni January Initiative: Careers in Finance
The Graduate School Alumni Association Council, the GSAS Business Club, and the GSAS Consulting Club present this popular event as part of the January@GSAS programming.
The four alumni-led workshops will each include a series of presentations focusing on how PhD skills and expertise can be applied to these various, non-academic settings. You will hear from GSAS alumni who have successfully navigated this transition and learn about their industries and experiences.Get inside information from GSAS alumni and business leaders about how your PhD can be valuable in the Finance field.
Through in-depth programming, you’ll explore how your research and analytical skills can assist you as you transition to professional settings where those skills are beneficial. You’ll hear from successful alumni about their own tracks and their experiences in global industry. And you’ll have networking opportunities galore!
Afternoon Session – Finance
1:15-2pm: “Portfolio Management and Trading: Ph.D.s and Finance”
Karen J. Hladik, Ph.D., Quantitative Specialist/Fund Manager and Former Global Head of Risk & Quantitative Services, GSS, at Goldman Sachs & Co.
2-2:30pm: “Quantitative Risk Management & Increased Regulation in Capital Markets”
Imad Kordab, Ph.D., Quantitative Analyst in Credit Risk Analytics
2:45-3:30pm:“Investment Banking and Private Banking”
Kenneth Froewiss, Ph.D., Director at DWS Mutual Funds and Former Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group at J.P. Morgan
3:30-4pm: Panel and Q&A on Careers in Finance
Kenneth Froewiss, Karen J. Hladik, Imad Kordab, TBD (OCS)
4-5pm: Reception and Networking