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Financial Mathematics Orientation 2018

Orientation for New Financial Mathematics Students

August 27- August 30, 2018

All orientation activities are mandatory!

Monday, August 27 – Day 1- Vincent Hall 16

8:30 – 9:00 am

Reception – Vincent 120 – Math Lounge

9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome and Introductions - Peter Olver, Laurie Derechin, Kaisa Taipale, Bonny Fleming, Robin Dixon, School of Math Dept. IT, Financial Mathematics Student Association (FMA) President

Graduate Orientation-IT Presentation

9:15 - 10:30 am

Completion Plans and Optional Waiver Test (Waiver Test will be given in Vincent Hall 6 at 10:30am - 11:30am) – Kaisa Taipale

11:30 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

2:45 - 4:15 pm

Introduction to Financial Markets –  Colin Ward - Assistant Professor Finance – Carlson School of Management

 

 

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Meet Teachers and Alumni: My Personal View on Financial Mathematics –  Chris Bemis, Arkady Shemyakin, John Dodson, Kaisa Taipale: Alumni, Nicole Hoft, Perry Li, and Mac Weng

Tuedsay, August 28, Day 2 - Vincent Hall 16

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Graduate and Professional Student -Welcome and Orientation:  Tuesday, August 28, 9 am to 11:30 am, Northrop Auditorium

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Introduction to Career Development & Strengths Self-Assessment - Laurie Derechin

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Financial Mathematics Student Association (FMA)  – FMA President and Officer Team

2:45 – 4:15 pm

Risk Management & Hedging in Insurance and Banking -  MFM Alumnus Christopher Najjar – Ameriprise &  MFM Alumnus Mark Jadin – US Bank Home Mortgage

4:30 – 6:00 pm     

Careers in Quantitative Finance - Chris Prouty, Carlos Tolmasky, Jason Vinar Alumni: Tong Shi, Kimberly Pan, and Peipei Wang

 

 


Wednesday, August 29 - Day 3 - Vincent Hall 16

9:30 - 10:00 am

Introduction

10:00 - 11:00 am

Business Ethics and Integrity - Dr. Rand Park, JD - Carlson School of Management

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Risk Management /Fiduciary Responsibility & Regulation - Erik Tozier, Quantitative Analyst, US Bank

12:15 am - 1:30 pm 

Lunch Break

1:30 - 4:00 pm

Academic and Business Ethics and Integrity; A Discussion and Case Studies – Jie Sun, Gary Hatfield, Kaisa Taipale, Pritam Dalal, Helena Zarin, Laurie Derechin  Alumni: Yao Deng and He Lu

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Break

6:45 pm

Walk from Vincent Hall to Coffman Union

7:00 - 10:00 pm

FM Orientation Social Event - Goldy's Game Room – Coffman Union

 Thursday, August 30 - Day 4 – Bruininks Hall 512B

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Introduction to R (installation of R-Studio and a brief R tutorial) – Pritam Dalal

6:30 - 8:00 PM 

Matlab Tutorial (assistance with installation of Matlab on your laptop as well as brief tutorial) –  Amin Sabzivand