October 2021 Newsletter

News from the Hanlon Financial Systems Center at Stevens Institute of Technology: Vol. 1, No. 5
Check out the new CRAFT website!
Check out this article featured in the Stute on Stevens’ CRAFT collaboration with RPI, and how the new fintech research center came to be.
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 Alumni Spotlight: Nikhil Shah
After graduating from Stevens this past May, recent alumnus Nikhil Shah has already been applying what he learned during his time as a Quantitative Finance major in his post-grad endeavors. Having finished his undergraduate studies in 3 years, Nikhil decided to get his Masters's degree in financial engineering at Columbia University. With quantitative finance being a more niche field, Nikhil mentioned how he had the opportunity to leverage his Stevens background in his current studies.

Professor Florescu weighs in on current job market trends
The Director of the Hanlon Lab, Professor Ionut Florescu was featured in an article on current job market trends. The article was originally published on Zippia, a website that helps individuals discover new jobs and career paths that are right for them. Zippia spoke to professors and experts from several universities and companies to get their opinions on where the job market for recent graduates is heading, as well as how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared.

Upcoming Events
CRAFT Launch Meeting
Join the Center for Research toward Advancing Financial Technologies for its launch meeting, which will include panel discussions and research presentations relevant to the financial industry. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and led jointly by the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology and Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, CRAFT is the NSF's first industry-university cooperative research center devoted specifically to financial technology and science.
October 28 - 29, 2021 | All-day
Masters Students: Networking with Employers and Business Etiquette 
Some experts say that about 70% of people find their jobs through networking. Other experts say it is more like 80 to 85%. At this session, we will provide you with networking tips and guide you in identifying who is already in your network and how you can build new contacts in this current virtual environment.
November 9, 2021 | 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Stevens CAREER Club Fall Symposium
The Stevens CAREER Club is hosting a (virtual) Fall Symposium in recognition of the Stevens faculty who received young investigator awards in 2021. The event will feature a series of highlight talks from Professors Steven Hoffenson, Hang Liu, Weina Meng, Yue Ning, Georgios Portokalidis, and Lu Xiao on their research related to their NSF CAREER and DARPA YFA projects.
November 12, 2021 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Job Search Seminar
Learn effective strategies on how to navigate the job search process, consider what employers are looking for in a candidate, identity job opportunities through online resources, and connect with industry professionals through networking.
November 17, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Sophomores: Develop with Deutsche Bank
At our Develop with Deutsche Bank event being held on November 18th and 19th, you’ll see that working at Deutsche Bank is about much more than banking. We work hard to foster an inclusive workplace that makes a real, positive difference in the industry while shaping the next generation of global banking. This two-day introduction to financial services will show you the many career possibilities you’ll find at the Bank while giving you the opportunity to network and hear from recent graduates. Find out more about the ways you can drive change for the future of finance. This event is designed for sophomore students who are diverse (for example, students who identify as women, Black, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQI, veterans, people with disabilities, and those who may be diverse in other ways) and/or students who can show a commitment to diversity.
November 18 - 19, 2021
Application due by November 1st, 2021
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