Sunday, August 31, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
- Understand the industry. Different aptitudes and personalities are best suited to different specialties. What are you best at? What are you most interested in? Where are your weaknesses? Managers don’t expect everyone to be talented at everything.
- The best employees are the ones who come in every day and think about how they can add the most value to the rest of the team beyond their basic tasks.
- Try to work with leaders who you respect for their skills and integrity, and don’t hesitate to let them know when you succeed and when you make a mistake. This makes their job easier. You will gain respect by acknowledging and working on fixing mistakes. Covering up loses trust.
- Don't be afraid to terminate or reassign an underperformer. Give clear feedback and a short opportunity to improve, but then move them on. Otherwise you're hurting yourself, your team, and ultimately the person themself.
- Finally, have “executive presence” every day. Your bearing, confidence, tone, and choice of conversation have a major impact on people's perception of you.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The first AIM equity presentations of the fall semester are this Friday. Join us in person or online. A pdf file of the recommendations can be found on the AIM web site at: AIM presentations
During August and September the AIM students will be presenting current equity holdings that reside in the AIM Small Cap Equity and AIM International Equity Funds. The recommendations will be to sell, hold, or buy more shares. The presenters and their target companies are listed below.
The following two articles about personal branding during the interview and network process come from the New York Security Analyst Society. These are useful to AIM students as they prepare for internships and entry level interviews.
Personal Branding: Interviewing
- NEVER ask a question you should know the answer to
- Know everything you possibly can about the company; nothing will substitute for appropriate due diligence and research
- Interviewing is like dating—increasing amounts of information is exchanged in successive stages (DON’T VOLUNTEER TOO MUCH UP FRONT)
Personal Branding: Networking
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Open House for Prospective AIM Students - Friday, August 29, 2014 2:00 pm in the AIM Room (4th Floor Straz Hall)
This message is directed toward any Marquette student (freshmen, sophomore, or junior) interested in learning more about the AIM program - specifically the new AIM track (Private Equity & Banking). For more information, go to the AIM web site.
Here is the agenda for Friday's open house:
Please note that the first AIM equity presentations of the semester will follow the open house in the AIM Room.