5 Highlights from the College Finance Conference

The Forté College Fast Track Finance Conference is a great opportunity for undergraduate women from all majors to learn and explore careers in finance. Here are some of the reasons to participate in this Conference.

Perfect Your Pitch and Make ‘Em Love You

Presented by Marjie Terry, a Corporate Trainer, this training section can help even shy women to feel comfortable during interviews and networking sections.

Full of good tips, Marjie Terry made a career out of helping people develop their punch lines. During this section, you will learn how to use the “four career principles:” generosity, initiative, forward momentum, and transparency in order to advance your career goals.

Finance 101

For students who are not finance majors, it is often tough to understand the meaning of terms used in finance. If that is the case for you, this section will help you with an overview of equities, bonds, capital markets, investment banking, sales and trading, and even the different functions of banks.

This vocabulary will not only help you become more knowledgeable of the finance industry but also will help you identify which parts of finance interest you.

Investment Banking Simulation

To take what you learned in Finance 101 to the next level, you will have the opportunity to practice as an investment banker and decide if one company is ready for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). This simulation is a fun way to learn about the multiple variables involved in a bank’s decision to assist a company through an IPO.

If you are interested in investment banking and have little or no experience in the field, this simulation will be an exciting way to start thinking like an investment banker.

Sales and Trading Simulation

In this simulation, you will have the ability to advise an investor on whether they should buy, sell, or hold IPO stocks and how much cash to keep. You will experience market volatility as well as market fundamentals and potentially win prizes depending on how much return you give to your client.

This section is especially exciting for those that follow the market and the impact of news releases.

The Inside Scoop

How about having the opportunity to sit with actual recruiters from Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse, Vanguard, Bank of America, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York? How about having the ability to ask them any questions while you are there?

You will rotate tables and gain insight on the structure of finance resumes, internship search, successful interviews, internship expectations, and important finance skills. Afterwards, you get an hour to network with these recruiters and make valuable connections.

No matter your level of interest in a career in finance, the Forté College Fast Track Finance Conference will have at least one section that will help your career grow. If you are committed to strengthening your professional development alongside other high-achieving undergraduate women, please check the Forté Foundation website and apply for upcoming Fast Track to Finance conferences.

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