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Kogod School of Business Fall 2009 Finance Trip to NYC


Opens Monday, September 16 at 12:01 a.m.

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New York City Finance & Real Estate Trip

Wednesday, October 9 - Friday, October 11, 2013

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 9
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 1-2 Site Visits
6:00 p.m. - Alumni-Student Event/Networking Reception

Thursday, October 10
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - 3 Site Visits
6:30 p.m. - Alumni-Student Event/Networking Reception

Friday, October 11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 2-3 Site Visits

Prospective Site Visits*:
BNY Mellon
Brookfield Properties
GoldenTree Asset Management
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan

*Pending confirmation. Subject to change.


This trip is open to all American University students interested in pursuing a career in finance and/or real estate in New York and will be capped at 25 participants. Preference will be given to those students who exhibit a clear interest in careers related to finance and/or real estate who have not previously attended.

Registration Requirements:

  • Resume - Must be reviewed and approved by KCCD advisor PRIOR to applying specifically for the purpose of the trip, so that all resumes submitted in the NYC Finance & Real Estate trip resume book are of superior quality.

  • Unofficial copy of transcript and minimum GPA of 3.00 - MS students who have not yet earned an AU GPA can submit a transcript from their undergraduate institution.

  • A Short Essay - A 300 word or less essay on why you would like to attend the trip, and your expectations for how it will impact your career development.

To apply, students will need to log onto CareerSource and search for job posting ID# 79010 (listed as "NYC Finance and Real Estate Trip Participant"). You must upload electronic copies of all registration documents listed above.

Beginning Monday, August 26, 2013 you may schedule an appointment with a KCCD advisor in order to have you resume reviewed. This will enable you to get your resume reviewed and approved for application purposes and inclusion in the resume book.

Applications will be accepted through CareerSource beginning Monday, September 16, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. and no later than Thursday, September 19 at 11:59 p.m.

Students will first be screened to ensure the aforementioned requirements are met and that students are in good academic standing. Slots will then be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis based on the application time. KCCD will divide slots among undergraduate and graduate participants.

The first 25 students who have met the application criteria will be notified by email and a list will be posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. on the KCCD doors. Those students who are not one of the first 25 to apply will be added to a wait-list and are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-trip workshops in the event a spot becomes available. 

All students must attend the pre-trip workshops in order to be able to attend the event. If you are selected and know you are not able to attend, please send an email to wim.taylor@american.edu ASAP so that a student on the waitlist can be added to the attendee list.

Registration Cost: $100.00
This fee will cover Wednesday evening's event/networking reception, Thursday evening's event/networking reception and all material for the pre-trip boot camp. This fee is non-refundable and must be submitted to the front desk at the KCCD by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 1. Checks should be made payable to American University. Students who do not pay the fee by the deadline may be replaced by students from the waitlist.

Pre-Trip Finance Boot Camp

All trip attendees are required to attend both sessions of the Finance Boot Camp. These events are open to any other students interested in learning more about the finance and real estate industries as well as students on the wait-list.

Session 1: Introduction to Finance Careers and Tools for Success
Tuesday, October 1, 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m., MGC 200
Facilitated by Professor Hauswald. Pizza lunch will be provided.

Session 2: Leveraging the NYC Finance Trip: Tips for a Successful Networking Experience
This session will be offered twice to accommodate students' class/event schedules. Snacks will be provided. Expectations, waiver forms and how to maximize the trip will all be discussed.

  • Wednesday, October 2, 8:00–9:30 p.m., KSB T-59
  • Thursday, October 3, 8:00–9:30 p.m., KSB T-59

Policies & Procedures

The University will be closed on Friday, October 11, 2013 for fall break. However, students with classes on Wednesday and Thursday should discuss the trip with their professors prior to registration. This trip does not take the place of a student's academic classroom requirements and students should seek approval from their faculty if class time will be missed.

Students who register for the trip will be required to sign a waiver form during the pre-trip Boot Camp.

Students are expected and required to attend ALL event-related activities including the two (2) Boot Camp Sessions, both evening Events/Networking Receptions and all site visits. In addition, students must arrive 20 minutes early to each activity in NYC in order to check-in with a designated Kogod staff member. Students who do not arrive 20 minutes prior to the official event start time will be considered late. Failure to abide by these policies will result in immediate dismissal from additional trip activities and will require further follow-up with Director of KCCD upon return to campus.

Students are required to wear formal business attire (i.e. a suit) to all trip-related events, except the Boot Camp Sessions which are business casual.

Travel and Accommodations
Students are responsible for securing their own travel to and from NYC, including overnight stays for Wednesday and Thursday evening. This cost is not included in the $100 trip registration fee. Students will have the opportunity to connect with other trip attendees and carpooling/room sharing is highly encouraged.