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Fall 2014 Events


Looking for a part-time campus position where you can learn something new, help yourself and others?

The Center for Women & Financial Independence is hiring interns for the fall and spring semesters to staff our Resource Center, reach out to the campus community via our Ambassador Program, and TA our popular workshop series and events. All of our programs are designed to help Smith women learn how to become financially independent.No experience required, ALL MAJORS welcome. Interested? Come to our job fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17th, 12-12:50 p.m. at the Center (Neilson Archway) for more information and the opportunity to apply.  Lunch will be provided.  


We are proud to announce that Ravya Taghavi '93 will be joining the Center for Women & Financial Independence as Co-Director this fall. Ravya was instrumental in helping to market and launch WFI when the program was in its infancy. Most recently, she helped us organize and deliver the 2014 Draper Business Planning Competition at Smith. We look forward to an exciting year of events and programs. Welcome, Ravya!


Financial Modeling, Valuation & Interview Prep Boot Camp

September 13-14, 2014

The Lazarus Center for Career Development will be hosting Wall Street Prep's financial training seminar at Smith College the weekend of September 13-14, 2014. This seminar is open to all Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Amherst students. Sponsorship is available.

This intensive two-day weekend seminar is led by former investment bankers with applied expertise in financial and valuation modeling methodologies, and bridges the gap between academics and the real world to equip students with the hands-on practical financial skills that they will need to excel during the recruiting process and on the job.

See Wall Street Prep to register and for more information.


Tuesdays, starting on Sept. 9, 2014 the WFI Global Financial Institutions class, 12:00-12:50 in Neilson Browsing Room. Continues for 7 weeks with guest speakers from international banking firms. (1 credit course, must be registered to attend). Lunch provided.

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 - "WFI & You" Want to learn what WFI offers for Smith students? Then join the Director, Professor Mahdavi for lunch! 12:00-12:50 in Neilson Browsing Room. Lunch provided. All welcome!

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 - WFI "Financing Life" Class, 12:00-12:50 in Neilson Browsing Room. Learn the basics of your personal finances with Professor Randy Bartlett. Continues for 7 weeks. Lunch provided for the first 70 people. Open to students, staff & faculty.

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 - "How to do Well at the Investment Banking Interview" A workshop with Olga Naumovich, '98, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs. 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center 103/104. All welcome.