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  1. Graduate Finance AssociationKick-Off Meeting August 28, 2006

  2. Agenda • Welcome • Executive Board Introductions • What We Do and Why YOU Should Join • Upcoming Events • Membership Details • What Should I Be Doing Now? • Q&A

  3. Welcome to Tepper • Congratulations! • The Graduate Finance Associate (“GFA”) • One of the Largest and Most Active Clubs at Tepper • Focused on Select Fields in Finance • http://www.tepper.cmu.edu/gfa Our Mission: • Enhance understanding of investment banking, sales and trading, corporate finance, research, and the broader field of finance • Prepare our members for finance careers • Cultivate and encourage continuous learning and discovery of recent trends within the various fields in finance

  4. GFA Executive Board • Pauline Grinberg President • Seth Morganstern Vice President • Christopher Breig VP Internal Affairs • Elliot Drabs VP Case Competitions and Corporate Sponsorship • Abhishek Jain VP Alumni Relations • Coy Ross VP Mentoring, Investment Banking • Erin Moyer VP Mentoring, Sales & Trading • Kevin Lowe VP Mentoring, Corporate Finance • Wai Chan Editor of the GFA Journal • Kenneth Lee Treasurer • Ravi Madasu Chief Technology Officer

  5. What We Do and Why YOU Should Join • Career Assistance • Finance internships/careers • Mentoring • Mock Interviews • Finance Recruiting Guide • NYC Recruiting Trip • Work Closely with the COC (Ken Keeley) • Education • Training the Street, Inc. • Course Guidance • Case Competitions (Accounting, Corp Fin, Fin Engineering) • Educational Workshops – Talking Business • Alumni Relations/Build Tepper Finance Network • Networking Preparation and Opportunities with Professionals • Executive Speaker Series • 2nd Year Support and Networking • Faculty and Administration • Website

  6. Events Upcoming Events: • Mini 1 • First Membership Meeting, “Careers in Finance” – Mid-September • Talking Business Series – TBD • IB, S&T, Corp Fin Mentoring Seminars – September 26th, 27th, 28th • Accounting Case Competition – September 29th and 30th • Doug Wezniak, Treasurer’s Department, ExxonMobil – October 12th • Wall Street Trip – October 23rd and 24th Mini 2: • Training the Street – Valuation Seminar – October 27th and 28th • Guest Speakers - TBD • Curriculum Overview – November 13th or 14th • Mock Interviews: Informational & Super Day - TBD Minis 3 and 4: • Training the Street – Financial Modeling – March 23rd and 24th • Guest Speakers • Corporate Finance and Lehman Brothers Financial Engineering Case Competition • Education Workshops

  7. Member Quotes “Best Club at Tepper! Provides the best value and the most activities.” “New York Trip was a great opportunity to learn more about IB and S&T.” “Training the Street was an awesome introduction to valuation and real-world finance application.” “The mentoring sessions were really valuable; I learned a lot about the different finance areas. The recruiting guide is essential.”

  8. Membership Dues MBA 2008 – 1 Year Membership $90 MBA 2008 – 2 Year Membership $140 (strongly encouraged) MBA 2007 – 1 Year Membership $80 MSCF Only Membership – 16 Mos. $105 Flex-Time – 1 Year Membership $70

  9. Pay Ken Lee! • Make check payable to “Carnegie Mellon University” • Write your program year and “GFA Dues” and email address in the subject line (Example: “MBA08 GFA Dues - jane.doe@cmu.edu”) • Deposit check in Ken’s (Kenneth Lee) mailbox located in Posner near the first-year lockers • Send Ken an e-mail kennethlee@cmu.edu] indicating that you have delivered a check • Ken will send you a receipt confirmation e-mail • Please have checks delivered to Ken by this Sunday at 5pm

  10. First Membership Meeting, “Careers in Finance” • Paid Members Only! • Members only will receive recruiting and interview preparation guides This month: • First Membership Meeting, “Careers in Finance” • Talking Business Series • IB, S&T, Corp Fin Mentoring Seminars • Accounting Case Competition

  11. What Should I Be Doing Now? September • Read the Wall Street Journal every day • Rewrite your resume • Attend Corporate Presentations • Read finance related books • Do NOT contact finance professionals • Join the GFA

  12. Thank You! Q&A