And the award for Best Supporting Actor goes to…

CWiB!

CWiB won the Best Supporting Actor at the Student Organization Recognition Banquet last Thursday! This award went to the group that strives to provide advocacy or bring awareness to important issues.

Each semester, CWiB is growing its member and alumnae presences, diversifying our partnerships, inventing new and exciting events, and we couldn’t do any of our work without your help! As Abigail said on LinkedIn, thank you again for your support. We’re excited to finish up the spring semester with a final coffee hour; as always please reach out to any member of CWiB if you would like to become more involved or are seeking more information.

Summer Internship (Juniors): Cornerstone Capital Group

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The Internship Program at Cornerstone Capital Group is designed to help develop finance professionals who share the firm’s passion for capitalism and who recognize the importance of integrating ESG analysis into mainstream capital markets. The firm will bring on a total of 2-3 qualified candidates, who will have the opportunity to work across all functions of the firm, including with senior management, and will be exposed to diverse project assignments that offer a hands on learning experience.
Roles & Responsibilities
 Synthesize and analyze trend data
 Work with team members to perform fundamental research on companies and industries
 Assist in the creation of financial models providing strategic insight to management
 Prepare presentation and marketing materials for teams across the firm
 Learn how to create thought pieces on industry trends, regulatory changes, etc.
 Work side by side with seasoned executives as they roll out new initiatives
 Gain the hands on experience of working with a global financial services firm with a startup mentality
The Cornerstone Capital Summer Internship Program is a 10 week program, in New York City, that starts Monday, June 2nd 2014 and runs until Friday, August 8th, 2014.
Apply on naviGATE by April 22nd!

Summer 2014: Video Production and Writing Internships

There are two great internship opportunities at Creative Expansions are due TOMORROW.

Creative Expansions, Inc. produces television shows and has one of the premier websites for professional women, Womenworking.com. The website is a world-wide community of businesswomen and experts run by a staff that is committed to empowering women and girls. 

Writing Internship and a Video Production Internship, are available, both in New York City. The CEO, Helene Lerner, is offering these internships, and she is an inspirational and accomplished leader. Students can apply on naviGATE now!

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Business school someday? EVENT THIS SUNDAY

Colgate Finance Club and Colgate Women in Business will host Shawn O’Connor, author of Forbes’ column “The Launching Pad,” MBA from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar), Founder/CEO of Stratus Prep, and admissions counselor with over ten years of test prep and admissions experience.

The presentation and Q&A will be held in Persson 27 at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 13th.

Shawn will discuss:

  • What top business schools are looking for
  • Leveraging your college experiences
  • Optimizing your out-of-classroom activities
  • The importance of admissions essays
  • The role of the GMAT in today’s admissions game
  • How to carefully cultivate and groom your recommenders

All students are welcome – please RSVP here so we know how much pizza to get!

We look forward to seeing you!

Internships at DDR Corp.

Finance Intern, Leasing Intern, Development Intern, DDR Corp.
Application Deadline: April 18
 

Do you want to work for a thriving business that takes social responsibility seriously?  DDR’s success is inextricably tied to the success of our people, our sustainable business practices, and our commitment to the communities we serve.

Finance interns will gain a solid understanding of real estate finance, capital markets, and investor relations, and will be expected to work on various ad hoc projects as needed by the Corporate Finance Department.  Leasing interns will gain a solid understanding of the legal and business aspects of the leasing process and how to evaluate potential tenants for DDR shopping centers. Development Interns will have the opportunity to work on various ground up or redevelopment projects. Apply on naviGATE.

Spring Immersion Trip Reflections: Liz Mullin ’17

Twelve students traveled to New York City last month as a part of CWiB’s Spring Immersion Trip. Liz Mullin, Class of 2017 has shared some of her reflections below.

 

As a freshman, I am still on the road to figuring out not only the ropes of college, but which classes and interests along the way will spark a light inside for future career pathways. Colgate Women in Business took a group of 12 students to New York City with the aim of connecting past students to current ones in order to develop networking connections in all realms of the business world. We were able to meet with a variety of companies focusing on fashion marketing, investment banking and business consulting.

The most surprising aspect was the variety of information and advice every single alumna had for us. It was so refreshing hearing the completely different journeys everyone had taken to get where they were now. Here is a short but insightful list of pieces of advice I recall from the trip:

 

-Market yourself and the liberal arts education

-Keep track of yourself because no one else will do it for you

-Google the top interview questions and know your responses

-Be as resourceful as you can- Figure out as much as possible before asking questions

-Keep a clean and up-to-date presence online- decide whether your presence on all social media is for personal or professional use

-Internships, Internships, internships!

-Never talk about the money- you want the job regardless of the pay

-Work a job on campus (helpful for when you need references!)

-Research your interviewer and/or company to be fully prepared

-Follow up within 24 hours

 

It was so refreshing knowing that everyone we met went through such similar experiences as we are going through now—some were on clubs, varsity sports, sororities, and involved in a variety of other things on campus which gave great connections for conversation starters and points of interest. Personally, Deloitte Consulting peaked my interest the most because it was a career field I originally had no interest in and it completely spun my viewpoint around. The energy in the conference room gave a strong impression that everyone who worked at Deloitte loved what they did and who they worked with. I had never considered consulting and after walking out of that office I can without a doubt see myself in that field. Lastly, it was so enjoyable to be able to connect with the 12 girls from all different classes at Colgate. I loved all of our conversations, the laughs and the bonding experience to branch out and put ourselves out there to get ahead. This trip was hands-down one of the most influential and turning point experiences I have had thus far at Colgate and I can’t wait and continue to be a part of the CWiB club to further my connections and foster deeper relationships with women in all classes here.

Colgate Asia Business Club Event this Saturday

Colgate Asia Business Club is bringing two young alumni who currently work in top consulting firms from Boston to campus this weekend. The event will take place on this Saturday, March 29th.

Saturday: There will be a presentation and discussion panel at Persson Auditorium at 2:30 pm. The alumni will share their work experience and job hunting skills. There will be free food and drinks. You can bring your resume and cover letter or just ask for career advice.

There will also be a dinner event at Colgate Inn at 7 pm. Only 10 students will be accepted for the dinner event. If you are interested in the dinner event, please send your resume and a short response about your interest in this alumni networking event” to cabc@colgate.edu.

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