Coach and advise students - Topics include career exploration within the quant finance field, job search strategies, resumes and cover letters, networking and professional development, interview skills, salary negotiation, etc.
Design and conduct career preparatory workshops and events around career development topics, as influenced by student feedback and strategizing with the CDO team.
Support the career management database, FinMath Connect (Symplicity). This includes entering counseling notes, generating reports, listing events, posting job/internship opportunities, and training/assisting students in using the system.
Complete data tracking and reporting, including CDO tools outside of FinMath Connect, including alumni, employer engagement, and interview question databases.
Provide planning and logistical support for alumni and employer events, as well as the Stevanovich Center industry events, including the Market Microstructure, Quantitative Trading, High Frequency and Large Data annual conference.
Identify and track opportunities for corporate engagement through Stevanovich Center industry events and work closely with CDO Associate Director to facilitate outreach.
Collaborate to deliver and manage programming and track student performance for CDO summer course modules, September Launch, and Career Seminar (FINM 38500).
Communicate and distribute information about job and career opportunities to students and alumni.
Coordinate CDO efforts with staff within the program and University as appropriate, (FinMath Student & Faculty Services, Office of International Affairs, UChicago GRAD, etc.).
Lead or participate in special projects as assigned by CDO Director.
Advises and counsels students concerning employment opportunities and careers by acting as a liaison between students and prospective employers.
Conducts mock interviews, reviews resumes and cover letters, and coordinates other interview related programming in both individual and group settings.
Performs other related work as needed.
Career Services, Student Affairs, Advising or a related field.
Experience with graduate-level and/or international students.
Previous event planning experience.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Proficiency in office software such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs, etc.
Experience with client management software such as Symplicity, Salesforce, Handshake, etc.
Superb interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in maintaining strong collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies.
Organizational skills and ability to multi-task on frequent and changing demands while meeting deadlines.
Strong oral and written communication skills with a high degree of professionalism.
Advising/coaching/counseling skills in individual and group settings.
Analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as attention to detail.
Ability to work independently, as well as within a team.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to learn new technologies and skills.
Commitment to excellent customer service, including tact, discretion, and proper judgement as necessary.
Knowledge of mid to large-scale event coordination.
Willingness to back-up partner offices on special projects as assigned.
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