Published: Sept. 16, 2020

Welcome to the most unique Fall semester to date! The Burridge Center is working to create, host and promote various events and guest speakers to make Fall 2020 one to remember!

We won't have weekly newsletter to clutter your inbox, but rather a monthly email identifying known items for the upcoming month. Additionally, we will make use of Handshake, the Leeds Event Calendar and our website as resources.

Importantly, we are able to offer a limited amount of scholarship to Leeds Finance students. APPLY NOW

Roberto Caccia is on leave this semester, so please email if you'd like to connect. Matt will be on campus and able to meet in-person by appointment only.

Upcoming Events

All Times Mountain

Virtual Finance Industry Meet-up | Sept 9 | 12:00PM
This is an opportunity to virtually network with companies in quick 5-minute video sessions. Find out about industry, company culture, and hear about current job openings.

  • BSW
  • Chatham Financial
  • Deloitte Finance
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Chase – Private Bank & Commercial Bank

Citigroup San Francisco | Sept 10 | 6:45PM
Hear the Citigroup San Francisco Investment Banking Technology team present upcoming Investment Banking opportunities. This session is open to all students. 

Women in Finance Forum | Sept 11 | 12:00-1:00PM
The Women in Finance Forum brings female finance professionals together to speak to students about their careers, and have an open discussion.
Current Student Panel Information Session

CFA Information Sessions | Sept. 14 | 3 1-hour sessions!
Signup is via Handshake
This panel will discuss the CFA organization, exam and student membership opportunities. 
Panelists include:
Jeremy Tjaden: Institutional Client Research Associate at Janus Henderson Investors
Jeremy Frenkel: Equity Analyst at Colorado PERA
Johnathan Burnham: Managing Director and Director of Platform Development at Thornburg Investment Management

BASCOM Case Competition |  Application Deadline Friday September 11 @ Noon
The case competitions (Bascom, Miller, Cornell) attract an array of students and task the teams with analyzing an actual commercial real estate transaction, rendering a detailed recommendation, and providing a presentation of their analysis and proposal. The competitions themselves are the culmination of an intensive multi-day analysis preparation, done exclusively by the students, and a day of presentations. The teams are judged on their investment recommendations, approach to the problems, and presentation skills.  Judges in the competition are real estate executives representing top companies in the industry. Cash prizes are awarded to the top teams. More information found in the survey.

Pillars of Wall Street | Complete Interest Survey by Monday, Sept 14 |
The Pillars of Wallstreet normally come each semester for an in-person excel and financial modeling tutorial. This year will be remote - a detailed PDF of the course can be found here.

Leeds Fall Virtual Career Kickoff | Sept 15 | 4:00-7:00PM & Sept 16 | 1:00-4:00PM
Network with companies and learn about internship and job opportunities. All Leeds students are invited to attend including undergraduates, MBAs, MS students and business minors.

CFA Research Challenge | Complete Survey by EOD Sept 21 | 
The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. Each student will be tested on their analytical, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills. They gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst.Winning local teams advance to the sub-regional competition. More information.

Women in Finance Forum | Sept 24 | 5:30-7:00PM
The Women in Finance Forum brings female finance professionals together to speak to students about their careers, experiences and have an open discussion.
Panelists Include:
Amanda Breslin, Chatham Financial
Jami Farr, Sector Spdr ETFs
Lauren Metz, Platte River Equity
Makenzie Guth, Davita
Moderated by Ellen Balageur, Retired Global Managing Director at Accenture

CME Trading Challenge | Registration Open | Closes Sept 30 @ 4:00PM |
Each University can ONLY have up to 6 teams, 3 Undergrad and 3 Graduate, each with 3-5 students. If you would like assistance with the challenge, please list as faculty advisor, and I will work with faculty/staff to provide help.  More information on the trading challenge here. Additional questions? Email Matt.