Below is an example list of past events that we do annually.
Please contact us if you're interested in collaborating with the Columbia Economics Society for an event, or if you have any ideas for events that you'd like to do with us.
Wall Street Training Seminar
Wall St. Training, one of the leaders in corporate valuation and modeling training on Wall Street, has decided to conduct a training session with our club. The company usually trains banks like JP Morgan, BofA/Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Lazard, but is giving a select number of clubs the opportunity to get to know their instructors and to participate at a training seminar. In short, this is your opportunity to participate in an exclusive training program! Here only a few of the benefits of participating:
Networking: All of the WST instructors work at a VP level or higher in investment banking and/or private equity on Wall Street. They have helped numerous students in the past receiving internships and jobs at top banks. All students participating in the workshop will automatically become part of this network.
Possible Admission to the WST Bankers Club: WST regularly keeps an eye on students that stand out during seminars. The best of the best may be admitted to our prestigious invitation-only WST Bankers Club. The Wall St. Training Bankers Club is a global network of the current and former heads and officers of prestigious university clubs, and banking professionals. WST Bankers Club provides exclusive networking and career development opportunities for selected members worldwide. Keep in mind, however, that it is not about how much you already know! It is about the passion you demonstrate and your willingness to learn. Visit www.wallst-training.com/columbiafor more information. Interview Preparation: These guys not only teach you all of the technical modeling skills you have to know when going into an interview, but they will literally provide you with lists of questions and answers of the current recruiting season. They can do this because they have very tight bonds with human resource departments all over Wall Street. They will also conduct mock interviews in the classroom.
Pricing: The seminar is usually offered at a rate of $750 -$1000/day to professionals. We have been able to negotiate a 90% discount for a whole weekend including materials and the finished models!
The training session will last Saturday through Sunday from 9AM-5PM with a lunch break. More details on room location will follow shortly. You can sign-up online at www.wallst-training.com/columbia. As seats are filling up, please sign-up as soon as you get the chance.
Investment Banking 101
Please join Citigroup in a presentation detailing the ins and outs of investment banking. What is the average day of an investment banker? What specific tasks does an analyst perform? Are you interested in product or coverage groups? How does valuation differ across groups? Come find your answers at Citigroup Investment Banking 101, and don't miss the chance to network with professionals from Citigroup!
Hosted by Economics Society and the Multicultural Business Association.
Successful Interns Panel
To conclude the year, the Economics Society held a question and answer panel discussion on "making the most of a summer internship." The event - which was attended by approximately 40 individuals - started with food and a presentation by Emily Newman of the Center for Career Education on the use of LionShare. After this brief presentation, Steven Song, a Vice President at Altpoint Capital and member of 116th to Wallstreet moderated a question and answer panel featuring panelists who were graduating seniors who had recieved full-time offers upon completion of a summer internship. The panelists represented both the financial-services industry and the consulting industry with panelists from McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Lazard, Deutsche Bank, and Barclays Capital.
Job Shadow Day
This year, the Economics Society founded its annual Job Shadow Program. In the first iteration of the event, the job shadows took place over the course of two days. Approximately 50 students - upon being trained by CCE in effective networking - shadowed professionals at HSBC, Barclays Capital, J.P. Morgan and Citigroup. The participants had varying experiences at the different organizations, but most programs included some sort of overview of the company and industry, networking and shadowing an individual in his or her day to day activities. The program was a great success and will continue next year in a larger, more comprehensive format, incorporating shadow opportunities in several other industries.
116th to Wall Street Interviewing Workshop
Interviewing is not just answering questions. There's actually a strategy you need to use to optimize your chances and separate yourself from everyone else. In this workshop, advice was provided from the actual people on the other side of the table who interview you. Students learned how to handle the recruitment process in today's economy.
116 to Wall Street is a not-for-profit organization started by Steve Song (Columbia Class of 2001) that offers a network of professionals in investment banking and private equity who use their extensive industry knowledge and experience to help and mentor Columbia students interested in careers in finance learn more about the field and understand what it takes to get to Wall Street without the trite BS responses.
Equity Research Teach-In
What exactly is equity research? What are the career paths? You'll get answers to these questions and many more - at our Equity Research Teach-In. Our managing directors will be giving a presentation to explain what equity research does in simple terms, cut through the jargon and then walk you through the types of roles we offer and skills we're looking for. This is where you need to be. This event is for freshmen, sophomore and juniors interested in summer opportunities in Investment Bank Equity Research opportunities. Light refreshments will be served.
Keys to Success
Learn the "Keys to Success" in this condensed, informal, laid-back presentation that will focus on the following themes:1) Step-by-step action guide to Keys to Success 2) What the "Right Attitude" means 3) Rules of Thumbs in Networking 4) Resumes and Interviews in a nutshell and 5)How to develop the right Action Plan. Learn it from the best - Hamilton Lin, CFA, President & Founder of Wall St. Training. Hamilton has a broad background in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions. His responsibilities have included analyzing, structuring and negotiating mergers acquisitions. He custom-builds and develops all of the financial and merger models that he uses, most of which have become corporate and departmental standards. He has closed over six dozen transactions and has diverse industry experience ranging from oil & gas to insurance to asset management and related sectors.
Professional Development Workshop
Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC which has a balance sheet of over $2.4 trillion. Barclays Capital has offices in 29 countries and employs over 16,200 people. At Barclays Capital, we have built our name in the industry as a result of our strong track record. In the past ten years, our reputation has grown due to our focus and our people. The firm seeks to distinguish itself by the skills and excellence of its capital markets, origination, sales, trading, research and advisory services supported by the Barclays' balance sheet; one of the strongest in the global banking industry. Barclays Capital acts internationally as intermediary and adviser to major corporations, financial institutions and governments, and has the global reach and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors worldwide. Learn about the opportunities available at Barclays and see what it takes to succeed in the professional world.
Harvard Business School Info Session with Director of Admissions
Director of Admissions Deirdre Leopold will speak about the HBS 2+2 program for college juniors as well as regular MBA admissions. Undergraduates of all years, majors, and career interests are invited to attend. Learn about the HBS advantage, the unique case method, the unparalleled community and networks, the various initiatives including the Global Initiative, and the admissions process.
Spring Consulting Case Challenge
The Columbia Case Challenge (CCC) is an opportunity to network with consultants from top consulting firms such as McKinsey, Booz, ZS and more while pitting your creative problem-solving and presentation skills against other collegiate teams. CCC brings together 12 teams of undergraduate students from top East Coast universities to tackle two demanding case problems. After a day of analyzing the cases, the teams will present their findings to a panel of professional consultants, who will pick Columbias Case Champion.
Turn Your Internship Into a Full-Time Offer: A Panel Discussion
Have an internship for this summer? Looking for an internship? Want to learn how to make the most of your internship and how to turn it into a full-time offer? Come to a panel discussion and question and answer session. The discussion will be moderated by 116th to Wall Streets Steve Song and will feature a CCE representative as well as current seniors who have turned their internships into full time offers. Sponsored by the Columbia Economics Society and the Columbia China Law and Business Association.
Career Compass is a one-day boot camp designed to help students like you learn more about
business careers in a safe and open environment.
A Conversation with Hitendra Wadhwa
Professor Hitendra Wadhwa received his MBA and Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. At Columbia Business School, he teaches courses such as Building and Managing Customer Relationships, Pricing Strategies, and Personal Leadership & Success. He has also been the keynote speaker at the annual Management Consulting Forum organized by Columbia’s Career Management Center.
Prior to joining Columbia, Professor Wadhwa worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he counseled senior executives at large retail, consumer products and financial services companies on a range of strategic issues, including growth, pricing, CRM, product launch, market segmentation and channel management.
Professor Wadhwa was awarded the Lear Prize in 2007 by CBS’s Graduate Business Association.