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Financial Mathematics Orientation 2017

 

August 28 - September 1, 2017

All orientation activities are mandatory!

Monday, August 28- Day 1

Vincent Hall 16

8:30 - 9:00 am   

Breakfast Reception in Math Lounge (Vincent Hall 120)
Rest of Day: Vincent Hall 16

9:00 - 9:15 am

Welcome – Peter Olver, Laurie Derechin, Rina Ashkenazi, Bonny Fleming, Robin Dixon, 
FMA President - Zijie Chen
PDF icon2017-welcome_mfmfqf_orientation.pdf

9:15 - 11:15 am

Completion Plans and Optional Waiver Test  (Waiver Test will be given in Vincent Hall 113) - Rina Ashkenazi

11:15 am - 12:00 noon

Student Photos – Group Photo

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Lunch, Math Lounge, Vincent Hall 120

1:00 - 2:30 pm   

Team Building Session

2:30 - 4:30 pm

Introduction to Verbal & Written Communication - Sheryl Holt

  • Core concepts of writing, speaking, presentations, and email

4:30 - 5:30 pm

The Field of Financial Mathematics –Chris Bemis, Arkady Shemyakin, John Dodson, 
Kaisa Taipale, and Camelia Pop

Tuesday, August 29 - Day 2

Vincent Hall 16

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 2017 Graduate & Professional Student Welcome & Orientation – Northrop Auditorium

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm   

Introduction to Career Development  - Laurie Derechin 

PDF iconcareer_development_orientation_-_2017_1d.pdf

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 

Strengths Self-Assessment Exercise – Laurie Derechin

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

FMA President – Zijie Chen and Team 

4:15 pm  - 5:15 pm

Break: 

  • Submittal of Completion Plan – Robin Dixon - Vincent Hall 112
  • Boat Cruise Sign up – Robin Dixon – Vincent Hall 112

5:15 - 6:15 pm

Meet Industry Professionals - "A Day in the Life" - Chris Prouty, 
Carlos Tolmasky, Jason Vinar, Phil Jones

Wednesday, August 30 - Day 3

Vincent Hall 16

9:30 - 9:45 am

Introduction - Rina Ashkenazi

9:45 - 11:15 am

Business Ethics and Integrity - Dr. Dawn R Elm - Opus College of Business - University of St. Thomas 

PDF iconethics_and_integrity_-_uofm_8-30-17.pdf

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Academic Integrity - Jessica Kuecker Grotjohn - Office for Community Standards

PDF iconacademic_integrity_and_scholastic_dishonesty_mfmf17.pptx.pdf

12:15 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 - 4:00 pm

Academic and Business Ethics and Integrity; A Discussion and Case Studies – 
Gary Hatfield, Kaisa Taipale, Daniel Mitchell, and Erik Tozier

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Break

6:10 - 6:30 pm

Walk from Vincent Hall at 6:10 pm to Bohemian Flats.

6:45 - 10:00 pm

MFM 2017 Boat Cruise on the Mississippi River
Leave from Bohemian Flats. The cruise is free; a picture ID for you and any guest is required to get on the cruise.

Light appetizers on the cruise; alcoholic drinks at your own expense.

 

Thursday, August 31 - Day 4 

Burton Hall 120 - Matlab Tutorial
Vincent Hall 570 - Verbal & Written Communictions 

9:00 am - 12:00 noon 

Matlab Tutorial - Burton Hall 120 - Instructor - Fanda Yang
Students: You will need to install Matlab before 8/31 
PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP!

PDF iconon_websitematlab_mfm_orientation_2017.pdf

 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

Break

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Verbal & Written Communication Day 2 - Sheryl Holt 

  • Academic writing
  • Presentation skills including presenting data

Friday, September 1 - Day 5 

Vincent Hall 570

9:00 am - 12:00 noon 

Verbal & Written Communication Day 3 - Sheryl Holt  

  • Verbal Communication