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Friday, Nov 2, 2018

8:15–8:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:45–9:15 am

Opening Remarks from our Host & Agenda

9:15–10:45 am

Perfect Your Pitch & Make 'Em Love You: Refine Your Personal Pitch & Make a Strong First Impression

Keynote Speaker: Great on the Job

Congratulations, you're ready to start building your network and thinking strategically about career opportunities. Do you know how to make people love you right off the bat–in a networking or interviewing context?

Great on the Job will guide you through a high–impact, hands on session to whip your personal pitch into shape and give you the tools and strategies you need to make positive first impressions and build meaningful relationships.

11:00–11:50 am

Recruiting in Finance Roundtables

Hosts: Sponsor Representatives

Learn tips and strategies on preparing for interviews and internships during our hot topic round tables featuring women in various finance roles. You’ll gain insights on a "day in the life" of an entry-level employee and have your questions answered by role models from several sponsor companies.

11:50–12:50 pm

Lunch Keynote & Networking


1:00–2:30 pm

Trade Simulation Game Presented by PIMCO

Participants will simulate a team-consensus investment decision making process, navigating through various hypothetical economic events. Teams will be challenged to think critically, utilizing a variety of asset classes within their portfolios to ultimately translate their analysis into active investment views and accompanying investment implications.

Facilitator: PIMCO Representatives
Coaches: Sponsor Representatives

2:45–4:15 pm

Business Finance: Co-Pilot to the Business Simulation Presented by Dow

Participants will be given a scenario of two business units and asked to determine which business unit should receive further capital investment to grow the current business line based on performance and growth potential. Team members will be asked to evaluate several key business metrics and discuss what factors should be considered in making the capital investment decision.

Facilitator: Dow Representatives
Coaches: Sponsor Representatives

4:15–4:30 pm

Forté Closing Remarks

4:45–6:00 pm

Company & Graduate School Expo

Learn more about the career field paths and educational opportunities in the finance industry. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet reps from the great companies and MBA schools that have sponsored this conference. Bring your resume and your freshly perfected pitch and make ‘em love you!