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April 29, 1:30-3:30pm

Entrepreneurship Career Panel


Are you intrigued by the success of entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg? Do you want to start your own company someday? Maybe you have a great idea, but aren’t sure what to do next?

 Join us at the Entrepreneurship Career Panel, co-hosted by the Entrepreneur Club and the Pre-Business Program, on Tuesday, April 29th from 1:30-3:30pm in the Centro Conference Room (East 1442). Find out from student and professional entrepreneurs how they came up with their business ideas, raised money, and built their own businesses from scratch. Confirmed panelists include:

 

  • Sutian Dong, Senior Associate at Firstmark Capital
  • Joseph Franzese, Co-founder of The Alexa Group and Hobnob mobile app
  • Greg Segal, Co-founder of Organize.org
  • Ben Sun, Partner at High Peak Ventures and Launchtime LLC
  • Landy Ung, Founder & CEO of 8coupons.com

 

The panel will run for approximately 60 minutes, followed by a networking reception afterwards. We recommend this career panel for anyone curious about entrepreneurship, working at start ups, or how venture capitalists decide which companies in which to invest.

We hope to see you on the 29th. Please RSVP to rita.kirzhner@macaulay.cuny.edu by Monday, April 28th

 

April 2 2:00 - 4:00pm Room W415

Website Building for Beginners Workshop, led by Wix designer Ariel Krantzo

Did you know that...

The best way to get noticed by potential employers is to have a unique, professional website that enables you to stand out from the pack?·
You can share your life’s work as an artist with millions more people by building a spectacular gallery online?·
Any can build a website, even with·zero·technical or coding background?·
Please join the Pre-Business Program’s Website Building for Beginners Workshop with Wix graphic designer Ariele Krantzow.·Learn how to build a personalized website in this two-hour workshop using the simple and user-friendly Wix drag ‘n drop platform, and begin building a compelling online presence by sharing your resume, talents, hobbies, and passions with millions of people.·Open to all majors. Prior knowledge of coding, or website building is not necessary. RSVP required.·


March 12, 19, 26 & April 9 2:00 - 4:00pm Room W619

Special Lecture Series: Language & Tools of Wall Street featuring veteran investor Stefan Abrams


Are you interested in working on Wall Street? Are you intrigued by the ups and downs of worldwide markets? Do you want to become a savvy investor of your own money? Attend the Pre-Business Program's special lecture series to develop a clear understanding of how Wall Street works and how investment professionals make money. Learn how to evaluate the health and growth prospects of any company, and develop your own view on where the markets are going. We especially recommend this interactive lecture series for anyone interested in or planning on working on Wall Street. 
Stefan Abrams has 50+ years of experience as an equity research analyst and portfolio manager. He is currently a Senior Partner at Bryden-Abrams Investment Management. Stefan is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.  
The lecture series will cover the following topics:
Wed, 3/12: The structure of a corporation; How companies make their profits; Evaluating a company's growth prospects
Wed, 3/19: Evaluating the health of a company; Power metrics vs. Stock prices vs. Earnings; Equity valuation methods; Corporate maturation cycles
Wed, 3/26: How cheap/expensive is today's stock market?; Trading patterns in today's markets
Wed, 4/9: Portfolio management; The bond markets; Managing your managers 
Please RSVP to sandra.shih@hunter.cuny.edu if you are interested in attending one or more lectures in the series. Open to all majors. Prior knowledge of finance or economics not necessary. All lectures will be held in Room W619 between 2:00-4:00pm.  

 

March 5 2:30pm - 4:00pm Room E819

Effective Networking Skills Workshop

 

Do you know how to network your way into a job? Do you want to work in a particular industry but don't know anyone in that field? Are you comfortable asking someone you've never met before for help? Effective networking skills are more critical than ever in today's competitive job market. Join the Pre-Business Program's Networking Skills Workshop to learn how to become a better networker in your personal and professional lives. The interactive workshop will feature two student case studies, Karamo Ceesay and Leon Bodden, and how they developed their very different networking styles. Email sandra.shih@hunter.cuny.edu to RSVP. 

 

Spring 2014 Various dates

Excel Skills Training Workshops with Mike Nisbett

 

Level I - January 29, 1:30pm - 3:00pm Room TH 402
Level I - February 26 1:30pm - 3:00pm Room TH 402
Level II - March 12 1:30 pm - 3:00pm Room TH 402
Level I - April 2 1:30 - 3:00pm Room TH 402
Level II - April 30 1:30 - 3:00pm Room TH 402
Additional Sessions TBD
Email sandra.shih@hunter.cuny.edu to sign up.

 

December 13 12:30pm - 1:30pm Room E1606

"Branding Yourself": Interview Preparation with Diane Shults

Macaulay Honors College and Hunter College Pre-Business Program are delighted to co-host Diane Shults, a veteran Human Resources professional with +17 years experience in financial services. She will be sharing invaluable insights about how to strategically position and prepare yourself to be an attractive candidate for investment banks and other financial institutions. Please RSVP to lporter@hunter.cuny.edu  Ms. Shults was most recently the Senior Vice President of Campus Recruiting for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She has also served in senior HR roles at Citibank, AEA, Rothchild, and Credit Suisse. She received her BA in Psychology from Queens College.

 

December 11, 3:00-4:00pm Google New York Office 76 9th Avenue

Tour of Google office + Q&A session with Google Glass team member

 

November 6, 1:30-3:00pm Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, 47-49 E 65th St

Feature Speaker Ann Kaplan, Partner at Circle Wealth Management "How to Become Financially Independent"


The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and Hunter College Pre-Business Program are delighted to co-host Ann Kaplan of Circle Wealth Management and Circle Financial Group. Ms. Kaplan will be sharing invaluable insights about career progression and achieving financial independence at different stages of your life, through the context of her own illustrious career on Wall Street and beyond. 

Ms. Kaplan was previously a General Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. A member of the Fixed Income Division for 23 years, she served as Head of the Municipal bond Department, in addition to working in the Asset Management Division. Ms. Kaplan serves as a board member of the Goldman Sachs Bank USA and LearnVest, an online financial planning service for women.  She also serves on the boards of Columbia University, the Museum of Arts & Design, the Economic Club of New York and the American Red Cross in Greater New York.  She is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Columbia University School of Business, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Women’s Forum and the Committee of 200.  She was a former trustee and founder of the Center for Women’s Financial Independence at Smith College.

September 21, 12:00pm - 2:00pm Room TH405
October 5, 12:00pm - 2:00pm Room TH405
October 12, 12:00pm - 2:00pm Room TH405 

Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT)


Hunter has partnered with Bloomberg Institute to offer a free administration of the BAT to interested Pre-Business students. The BAT is a global, standardized online test developed by Bloomberg Institute in partnership with premier financial institutions and university faculty around the world. The test covers a range of subjects including Finance, Global Markets, Investment Banking, Math and Verbal skills.

The test is a terrific opportunity for all students interested in a variety of financial industries including Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Investment Management, Accounting, Consulting, Research, Insurance and many others. The BAT allows students the opportunity to gain exposure to financial employers worldwide. Bloomberg Institute maintains an anonymous database of BAT performance and showcases these results to over 20,000 global employers via the Bloomberg Institute Talent Search http://talentsearch.bloomberginstitute.com.

October 2, 12:30pm - 2:300pm Room E819

Pre-Business Program Open House

Come meet new Pre-Business Advisor Sandra Shih. Grab a bite and learn more about the Cooperman Scholarship Program, applying to business school, and finding your perfect business career. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to sandra.shih@hunter.cuny.edu.

 

September 21, 12:00pm - 2:00pm Room TH405
October 5, 12:00pm - 2:00pm Room TH405
October 12, 12:00pm - 2:00pm Room TH405 

Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT)

Hunter has partnered with Bloomberg Institute to offer a free administration of the BAT to interested Pre-Business students. The BAT is a global, standardized online test developed by Bloomberg Institute in partnership with premier financial institutions and university faculty around the world. The test covers a range of subjects including Finance, Global Markets, Investment Banking, Math and Verbal skills.

The test is a terrific opportunity for all students interested in a variety of financial industries including Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Investment Management, Accounting, Consulting, Research, Insurance and many others. The BAT allows students the opportunity to gain exposure to financial employers worldwide. Bloomberg Institute maintains an anonymous database of BAT performance and showcases these results to over 20,000 global employers via the Bloomberg Institute Talent Search http://talentsearch.bloomberginstitute.com.

Reasons to take the BAT: 
- Complimentary 6-month access to Bloomberg Briefs 
- Exam is Free for first time test takers
- Students who aren't satisfied with their score can remain anonymous
- See where you stand against classmates at your school (1,000+ campuses)
- Get more first round interviews with Bloomberg's elite clients

Hunter College BAT Test Sessions:
Website: https://talentsearch.bloomberginstitute.com/test_sessions/available

You can also take the exam anywhere online as long as you have a webcam. You can register for the online webcam version here: http://bit.ly/14r8OUU

 

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