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Career Speaker Series

BCF hosts a weekly career speaker series featuring guest speakers from industry, government and academia.  The series is aimed at students of the center, both graduate and undergraduate.

In addition to our speaker series, firms such as Citi Markets and Quantitative Analysis, Morgan Stanley (Strats and Sales & Trading), Barclays (Market Risk), and Deutsche Bank (NYSE visit for closing bell tour) have invited our students to visit to job shadow and attend open houses.   New, incoming Master in Finance student are also assigned an alumni mentor who have met or spoken with them about career options and advice during individual meetings in NY Hong Kong, London and Chicago.

Princeton’s Career Services office also hosts information sessions regularly in the Fall.

Speakers for Academic Year 2015-2016 included:

  • Dr. Brad Betts, BlackRock Scientific Active Equity
  • Nicole Barberis, Bloomberg Global Data
  • Mary Anne Citrino, BlackStone Group, & Wake Smith, New State Capital Partners -- Private Equity Workshop Series
  • Visiting Lecturer JC de Swaan
  • Fall Alumni Talks:  Class of ’15: Swapnil Sharma & Arthur Rodier, BNP Paribas; Alex Wu, Valkyrie Trading; Santiago Barona ’14, Bloomberg
  • John Cunniff *86, TIAA-CREF
  • Mike Thaman ’86, CEO, Owens Corning
  • Adam Bryant, New York Times Reporter, Corner Office
  • Anne Lester ‘86, JPMorgan Asset Management
  • Todd Simkin, Susquehanna International Group
  • Greg Ruiz '05, Altamont Capital Partners
  • Dr. William H. Janeway ’65, Warburg Pincus
  • Ted Tobiason '91, Morgan Stanley
  • Caroline Dorsa, former CFO, PSEG, former Treasurer Merck
  • Zef Lokhandwalla, Energy Markets Specialist, Bloomberg
  • Rick Grove ‘79, CEO, Rutter Associates 
  • Morgan Vasquez, VP, Bank of New York Mellon
  • Michael Novogratz ’87, former principal, Fortress
  • David Sullivan ‘01, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Sheila Bair, former Chair, FDIC
  • Santhanam Nagarajan, Tudor Investments
  • Steve Brownlie '97 & Greg Ruiz '05, Altamont Capital Partners
  • Ethan Goldstein '12, Career Transitions to Fintech & Consulting

Complete list of Past Speakers

mfin at barcap

Job shadowing as firms such as Morgan Stanley and Citi, and NY visits such as the Fed and NYSE, recently hosted by Deutsche Bank, are a big part of the Master in Finance career development activities.