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Financial Mathematics Orientation 2018

 

August 27 - August 30 - 2018

Tentative Schedule 

All orientation activities are mandatory!

Monday, August 27- 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 - 

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

4:30 - 5:30 pm

The Field of Financial Mathematics 

Tuesday, August 28 - Day 2

Vincent Hall 16

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 2018 Graduate & Professional Student Welcome & Orientation – Northrop Auditorium

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm   

Introduction to Career Development  - Laurie Derechin 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 

Strengths Self-Assessment Exercise – Laurie Derechin

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

FMA President 

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" 

Wednesday, August 29 - Day 3

Vincent Hall 16

9:30 - 9:45 am

Introduction - Rina Ashkenazi

9:45 - 11:15 am

Business Ethics and Integrity 

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Academic Integrity 

12:15 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 - 4:00 pm

Academic and Business Ethics and Integrity

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Break

6:45 pm

Walk from Vincent Hall at 6:45 pm to Coffman Union 

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Goldy's Gameroom - Bowling, Billards, Gaming, Food 

 

Thursday, August 30 - Day 4 

Matlab Tutorial

9:00 am - 12:00 noon 

Matlab Tutorial -
Students: You will need to install Matlab before 8/30 
PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP!