Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Finance Students from Marquette Will Be Headed to Chicago on Friday, April 29th to Visit Blair and Aon

The Annual Spring FMA/AIM Chicago Trip Will Occur This Friday 

Dr. David Krause and the student officers of the Financial Management Association (FMA) have completed the final plans for the annual Marquette University FMA/AIM Chicago trip. 

Dr. Krause and other finance faculty (including Jeff Germanotta and Bill Walker) will be headed to Chicago on Friday, April 29, 2016, accompanying over 40 Marquette finance majors on the annual spring trip. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors studying finance at Marquette will make the trek to Chicago.
Following their crack-of-dawn departure from campus on Friday, they hope to arrive at William Blair & Company (222 West Adams Street, Chicago) and begin their day at 9:00. A full morning of meetings and activities at William Blair have been planned.  

Image result for financial management association logoFollowing an overview of the company, the students will have the opportunity to learn more about Blair’s various functional areas, including Investment Banking;  Institutional Sales & Trading; Wealth Management; and Asset Management (Buy and Sell Side).

Dr. Krause said, “We are looking forward to our visit to William Blair & Company – I know the students are excited to learn about about the firm. Many of our students are from the Chicago-area and I know they hope to learn more about future career opportunities at Blair. It should be a great morning.”

Image result for aon hewitt logoFollowing this visit the students will proceed to Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting (200 East Randolph Street). Following an overview of Aon Hewitt, the students will learn about Aon’s approach to investment consulting (from both the research and traditional consulting views). There will be a panel discussion where the students will learn about Aon’s college graduate hiring program. 

Dr. Krause stated, “We have had excellent success in placing graduates with AHIC and are delighted to spend the afternoon there. It will be beneficial for the students to hear from recent Marquette graduates and to understand the campus recruiting process. I'm confident this will be another successful FMA/AIM visit to Chicago.”