Boot camp provides all incoming first year students with an in depth look at the many potential career paths within the finance industry. Presentations are not by academics, but by high-ranking industry professionals. Past corporate presenters were from companies such as Exxon Mobil, J.P. Morgan, Fidelity, MetLife, and PNC Financial Services.
The W.L. Mellon Speaker Series brings CEOs and executives together with Tepper School students for high-level exchanges regarding leadership, world affairs, and business strategies relevant to today's global marketplace. The forum provides opportunities for students to hear candid insights from corporate executives, policy makers, and world leaders as well as to participate in an exchange of ideas, dialogue, and questions. View the current schedule.
These events are exclusive opportunities for GFA members to interact closely with representatives from Fortune 500 companies within the finance industry. Past workshops have been given by BNP Paribas, Dow Chemical, and M&T Bank. Company professionals lead experiential workshops on a range of subjects from interview preparation to M.L.P. Structures, and discuss other real world issues they are currently facing. In addition, you will have an opportunity to meet with the representatives throughout the workshops and through post-event networking.
Training the Street is one of the premier financial modeling training companies that is used by all the major Wall Street banks to train their new hire personnel. The GFA brings the firm from New York City to present Tepper students with workshops that prepare you for success as a finance professional. They are taught by seasoned professionals who have worked on Wall Street and provide highly-relevant technical skills such as Excel financial modeling and M&A analysis.
The GFA plans and executes two treks each year to provide first year MBA and MSCF students with the opportunity to visit companies in the finance industry and get a first-hand glimpse of the culture. Meet with executives from each company as they discuss their day-to-day routines and the challenges they face in their respective roles. The treks signal the start of networking season and allow students to get a jump on their recruiting efforts.
The Graduate Finance Association Wrecking Crew event is your opportunity to interact with your fellow members, as well as several finance professors in a casual setting. Take a break from studying and enjoy some good food, beer, and music.
Mentors are provided to help you further your career in financial services or enter in financial services. Mentors will be available throughout the academic year and are assigned based on each student’s functional area of interest such as investment banking and corporate finance. They are experts in their respective functional area and will provide individual assistance on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and career guidance.