The Reiman Finance Club has been re-launched by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of undergrad and grad student leaders. Under their stewardship, more than 400 of their peers have already joined the club, which has quickly become the go-to place for events as well as career and networking opportunities with finance industry professionals and interested employers. The club has hosted panels this fall on such topics such as:
• Careers in Consulting, with representatives from Equity Methods and Intrinsic
• Fixed Income and Credit Markets, with a panel from Great-West Financial, S&P Global Ratings, Three Peaks Capital Management, and US Bank
• Intentional Networking, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual
Mentoring will be a new focus of the club through the creation of an Alumni Mentoring program, set to kick off in January 2019. Alumni will be receiving an email invitation and survey shortly to gauge interest and collect information for potential pairings with students. This one-on-one program will allow alumni to stay involved with the school, get to know current Reiman students, network with other alumni, and share valuable insights based on lessons learned in their careers. Students and mentors will meet at least once a quarter, with a kick-off breakfast event early in the new year. While we hope to encourage in-person connections, we will also consider distance-mentoring if there is sufficient demand.
We’re pleased to introduce the club officers:
Zach Wilson, President After re-conceptualizing and relaunching the club earlier this fall, Zach assumed responsibility for the ongoing strategic leadership of the club. Zach is currently working toward an MBA at Daniels with a business analytics concentration, followed by a master’s degree in finance.
Andy Brown, Vice President In addition to assisting with leadership of the club, Andy is spearheading the effort to collect resumes from all active club members. He provides peer review of each submission to ensure readiness for the Reiman Resume Book, which is used by the club and Career Services to identify suitable candidates for internship and job opportunities. As a master’s in applied quantitative finance (MSAQF) student with an undergraduate degree in accounting and a minor in economics, Andy plans to sit for the CFA exam and work in investments or private equity.
Ryan Mack, Chair – External Affairs Ryan is launching our new alumni mentoring program, which will pair Denver-area alumni with club members to provide insights and guidance regarding potential career paths. In this role, he will manage communications and events for the program throughout the academic year. As a MSAQF student with a background in sales and undergraduate studies in marketing, Ryan plans to work in corporate finance.
Brandon Luong, Chair – Programs Brandon is overseeing the numerous events that are planned and executed by the club, including speakers on a variety of financial topics, industry panels illustrating potential career paths, networking events with alumni and employers and educational opportunities for students. As a MSAQF student with an undergraduate degree in Economics, Brandon plans to work in consulting or corporate finance.
Alanoud Alqahtani and Milena Rogers, Co-Chairs – Women in Finance Alanoud and Milena share a vision for increasing female graduate and undergraduate involvement in the club and the financial world in general. They intend to sponsor panel events featuring female leaders in the financial community and aim to boost engagement in the various competitions in which Reiman students participate. They also aspire to enhance career coaching through female-to-female pairings in the mentoring program. As a MSAQF student with a background/undergraduate studies in human resource management, Alanoud plans to be more involved in financial services and risk management. Milena is an undergraduate sophomore majoring in accounting with a minor in finance, and is interested in going into investments as a future career.
Justin Whitney, Chair – Communications Justin has the central role of keeping everyone in the loop by communicating information and opportunities to get involved. He manages this through the Finance Club Canvas page, which has become the central hub for announcements, events, job opportunities and resume submissions. An undergraduate student majoring in finance and economics, Justin is focused on his studies while learning about the different careers in the finance industry.
The club is guided by Faculty-Advisor, JP Tremblay, who has a passion for successfully preparing students for rewarding careers in finance. He hopes to strengthen bonds between our students and dedicated alumni through these programs.