Intensive Workshop in Finance and Leadership Being Offered During Spring Break

Posted December 2nd, 2010 at 3:55 pm.

During the 2011 Spring Break the College is offering—for the first time—a four-day, intensive workshop covering many of the basics of finance. Held from Monday, March 7, through Thursday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, this non-credit workshop is offered at no additional charge and is open to all Bryn Mawr undergraduate and graduate students. Students must be able to commit to attending all four days.

Those interested in participating should contact Sydney Coppola in the Treasurer’s Office at scoppola(at)brynmawr(dot)edu by Dec. 17. Students unable to attend during Spring Break who would participate if the workshops were offered at another time should also contact Coppola to let her know that.

Session topics include:

  • Key Elements of Finance: balance sheet, income statements, cash-flow analysis
  • Finance Basics: time, value, money; the yield curve; cost of capital; risk, introduction of stocks and bonds, leverage
  • Economic Update, Capital Markets Overview, and Macroeconomics
  • Investment management, asset management strategies, diversification, and asset classes
  • Alternative investments, introduction to private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, and real assets
  • Public speaking, interviewing, and networking

The workshop is intended for students interested in better managing their own incomes after graduation, landing a finance-related internship or first job, or those who just want a better understanding of the news coming out of Wall Street.

This workshop was developed in consultation with Bryn Mawr’s Chief Financial Officer John Griffith and will include lectures as well as case studies taught by industry professionals who are willing to share their knowledge on what undergraduates need to know about finance. Lunch sessions will feature Bryn Mawr alumnae leading discussions on women and leadership, the liberal arts in business, and careers in finance.

Additional details about the program and the application process will be announced in the near future.

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