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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 2016-2017 included:

  • MFIN alumni Boot Camp Panelists: JC Alvarez, Ben Beugnies, Cedric Lommaert, Nestor Macias, Chad Shampine, Lilian Schulz, Dennis Walsh, & Livia Wu
  • Boot Camp Alumni Speakers Norm Champ '85, Peter Lighte *81, Anna Raytcheva '94; Kathleen DeRose '83, Fintech
  • Prof. Frank Fabozzi, Quant Finance Careers
  • Sarah Jiang, AQR
  • Igor Axenov, Barclays Market Risk
  • Arthur Rodier &  Sue Evans, BNP Paribas Sales & Trading
  • Bouchra Ezzahraoui, Goldman Sachs
  • Theo Kim, PRINCO
  • David Sullivan '01, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, "Investment Banking 101"
  • Steve Brownlie '97 & Cait Bartlett '14, Altamont Capital Partners, "Private Equity 101"
  • Ken Shidler, Citi, "Global Markets Overview"
  • Morgan Vasquez, BNY Mellon, "Personal Branding"
  • Wendell Collins, "Career Development Best Practices"
  • Antoine Chiche *06  - Valuation Workshop
  • Liz Myers '92 & Chris Ventresca '88, J.P. Morgan Securities, G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture on M&A & IPO Market Insights
  • Mary Anne Citrino '81, Blackstone Senior Advisor, & Wake Smith, New State Capital Partners - Private Equity Workshop Series
  • Bianca Vaghji, Pat Chiacchiari, Livia Wu and Kevin Zigadlo, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Sarah Nagy, ITG 
  • Jerrod Ankenman, SIG Elections & Trading
  • John Cunniff *86, TIAA-CREF
  • Tom Nadbielny, Sandpointe LLC
  • Prof. JC de Swaan, Ethics & Finance

Complete list of Past Speakers

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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.