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Fall 2014 Events

 

WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?

Info Session & Kick Off Lecture

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, 4:30-6:00 in Campus Center 103/104. Guest lecturer *Debby Farrington '72 will kick off the 2014-2015 entrepreneurship season and WFI staff will conduct an information session about the $50 Challenge, the upcoming Annual Elevator Pitch Competition, WFI's Spring 2015 entrepreneurship classes, as well as the 3rd Annual Draper Business Plan Competition at Smith. Refreshments provided. Everyone welcome!!!

*Debby Farrington is a founder and general partner of StarVest Partners, a New York City-based venture capital firm founded in 1998.

WFI "Financing Life" Class

Thursdays, 12:00-12:50 in Neilson Browsing Room. Learn the basics of your personal finances with Professor Randy Bartlett. Continues for 7 weeks until October 30th. Lunch provided for the first 70 people. Open to students, staff & faculty.

"HOW TO DO WELL AT THE INVESTMENT BANKING INTERVIEW"

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center 103/104. Do you need extra help with preparing for an interview with an investment bank? Need advice from an expert? Then sign up for this special workshop with Olga Naumovich, '98, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs. Email Judy Fountain at jfountai@smith.edu to reserve your seat soon, as seating is limited! Refreshments provided.

SMITHRIFT club CLOTHING SALE FAMILY WEEKEND!!

Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-3:00 pm Campus Center Vending Area, Lower Level. Great gently used & super affordable clothing and accessories for every taste and style!! Super Special!! Donate a grocery bag full of good used clothes and get 50% off of your entire purchase!!! Bring the whole family shopping! All profits go to local charities.

MBA INFORMATION SESSION

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 5-6:30 pm Carroll Room, Campus CenterRepresentatives from Wharton, Yale School of Management, Columbia Business School, MIT Sloan Management & Harvard Business School will be here to talk about what you need to do to apply to an MBA program. Pizza, salad, drinks and dessert will all be provided so don't worry about missing dinner! Brought to you by WFI & the Business Women of Smith College Club

HOW DO I PITCH THE BIG IDEA?

Monday, November 3rd, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, Campus Center 103/104
Do you have a good business idea? How well can you articulate it? Putting together a convincing 90-second summary or "Elevator Pitch" for your idea is part art, part science. Come to this fun and informative lecture presented by seasoned entrepreneurs to learn how to put together the perfect pitch for your idea! No ideas or experience required to attend. Simply come, listen, be inspired and energized. Refreshments provided.

12th ANNUAL SMITH COLLEGE ELEVATOR PITCH CONTEST

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, 4:30 to 6:00 pm, Campus Center 205
Our annual elevator pitch contest is now in its twelfth year! This year, again, students will convene to present some of their ideas in 90 seconds or less to a panel of judges, entrepreneurs and presentation experts. Come join us for dinner, some great ideas, and a guaranteed evening of fun. Dinner provided
Contact jfountai@smith.edu to RSVP.

The winner will receive $100 and the chance to compete for a $1000 prize at the regional Grinspoon Foundation Elevator Pitch Contest in the spring.