Tuesday, September 21, 2010

AIM 'Super Saturday' Interviews Scheduled for October 9th

AIM program director, Dr. David Krause said, "We are fast approaching the deadline for the new Applied Investment Management program students in the Class of 2012 to submit their applications. The full application package is due on Friday, October 1st. We expect another outstanding set of candidates." More information about the application process can be obtained here.

Dr. Krause continued, "The past several years we have been utilizing an interview process we call AIM Super Saturday. Because that format has worked so well for us, we again will follow that system. I encourage AIM and Marquette alumni, as well as local investment professionals, to join us for Super Saturday." 

AIM assistant, Lee Hovorka, and Dr. Krause compile a detailed file for each applicant. After reviewing all of the material in the application packet for each student, Dr. Krause and other finance faculty conduct a 15-20 minute interview with each student during the week of October 4th. Then on Saturday, October 9th, about 15-20 MU alumni and other investment professionals interview the AIM candidates for about 10-12 minutes in a one-on-one setting. Following about 3 hours of interviews, Dr. Krause and the interviewers meet to discuss the applicants. This input will be used to help select the AIM Class of 2012. Krause said, "The Super Saturday process has been used successfully by the major investment firms to interview full-time job seekers, so we have borrowed the practice to help us select members of the new AIM class. Thus far the process has worked quite well and we're thankful for the time our alumni and the local investment professionals devote to the process."

He added, "It is a very efficient and useful process. Since we’ve gone to this method I believe we’ve made better admission decisions." By all indications we are expecting a strong group of AIM student applicants – some of whom chose to attend Marquette because of the AIM program. Krause commented, "We again seek your assistance in the interview process. If your schedule allows you to participate, please contact us at aim@marquette.edu to indicate your interest."

Below is the format for the morning of Saturday, October 9th:

• 8:30 AM - Continental breakfast and expectations of interviewers

• 9:00 AM - Interviews begin in various rooms within Straz Hall with interviews scheduled every 12 minutes

• 11:30 AM - Interviews complete

• 11:45 AM - Regroup (with lunch) and debrief (should be about 30 minutes)

Thank you for your support of the AIM program.

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