This year, The Finance Society continued to connect industry leaders with Gatton’s high-performing Finance students through a successful semester of networking, professional development, and internship opportunities. Please see the descriptions below to learn more about each event from the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters!
Cornhole and Canes
On August 23rd, we hosted Cornhole and Canes to celebrate the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year outside Gatton’s main lawn. It was a great chance to network and interact with the executive board and other members! Everyone on campus was invited to learn about The Finance Society while enjoying Canes and cornhole.
Back inside Gatton, The Finance Society kicked off the semester by holding an open house event on September 12th, where we hosted over 100 students in Woodward Hall. This event included a resume workshop, exposure to the many different finance industries, learning about our corporate partners, and tips for navigating the internship search/application process. It was a great opportunity for our newer members to meet the board, ask questions, and learn about what we have to offer in the upcoming semester.
Panel of Interns
On September 20th, we held an intern panel event, in which multiple successful Gatton students shared their experiences of their previous summer internship experiences. The panel shared details of networking efforts, skill-building endeavors, and impact projects undertaken during the internship.
This year the Finance Society was excited to host an event with Procter and Gamble on September 28th. It was a great opportunity to hear valuable insights about one of the world's largest global corporations and hear about their internship opportunities for the upcoming summer. Our members were able to network and learn more about this industry first-hand from professionals. This was a very successful event, and we look forward to hosting Procter and Gamble again in the future.
Fidelity & UK Invests
To start October, the Finance Society and the Investing Club hosted Fidelity Investments. The meeting highlighted UK Invests, the university’s innovative program with Fidelity Investments centered on building financial literacy for all UK students. Attending members heard from Julie Balog, the Chief Marketing Officer of the University of Kentucky, on how to set up their student accounts on the Bloom app and begin to earn “free money”.
UBS recently engaged with students in an insightful event, shedding light on their dynamic Nashville office and providing a glimpse into day-to-day life in finance. The presentation showcased the vibrant opportunities available within the company, with a particular focus on internship opportunities that offer students a valuable entry point into the world of finance. UBS inspired students to consider exciting career paths within the thriving Nashville hub.
On November 8th, we welcomed General Electric (GE) to the University of Kentucky! Members had the opportunity to learn about the different branches at GE and their internship opportunities. We had an informative period of questions after the event, where members had the chance to network with our speaker!
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
On February 7th, we welcomed J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Mallory Ahlbrand (Class of '21) to the University of Kentucky! Mallory shared with members her journey from UK to J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Nashville, TN, emphasizing the importance of networking and being involved on campus. Members then got a chance to ask about her day-to-day as a private banker and learn more about the exclusive Morning at Morgan's recruiting event.