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Fall 2013 Events Calendar

August
September
October
November

August

16 International Student Orientation
19-23 New Student Orientation (Complete Orientation Schedule)

September

6 GSOM SC/GSC Welcome and Welcome Back Party and Social Hour-Social Hour: Moynihan’s (897 Main Street) from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Welcome and Welcome Back Party: The Grind, located in the basement of the Higgins University Center, from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
13 Federal Reserve Bank Trip to NYC (Sponsored by the Finance Association)
19 GSOM and GSC Red Sox Game
20 GSOM SC/GSC Social Hour- Moynihan’s (897 Main Street) from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
26 SPARK Entrepreneurship Organization Social Hour: Join the GSOM Spark Entrepreneurship Organization from 8:30 p.m.-12 midnight in the Grind to unwind from classes with friends, music and drinks. Get there early for a free drink ticket and snacks, and don’t forget to Suit Up! Be sure to bring a valid ID!
27 Brunch with CWIB: Join Clark Women in Business for coffee and a great breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at Fishman Student Lounge, Carlson Hall. Meet your friends and catch up as one entire month of semester finishes.
27 Federal Reserve Bank Trip to NYC (Sponsored by the Finance Association)
28 Welcome to Worcester: Tour of the Arboretum: Come join us from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. as the leaves are changing, for a tour of the Arboretum led by Clark student Levi Natkins. He will walk us through the unspoiled woodland green space that Clark owns and provide information about the various trees and plants it contains. Meet in front of the Leep Center. If you wish to join us, please RSVP by emailing CEV@clarku.edu by Wednesday, September 25, 2013. This event is open to both undergraduate and graduate students! For more information, please visit our Facebook page.

October

2

Executive Discussions: The Business of Digital Media. Andrea Chui, Legal Counsel, Financial Times, addresses some of the strategic questions that traditional media companies are facing as they attempt to transform their businesses from print to digital media. (Carlson Hall, Room 128 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

2 Career Training Cohort: 2-4 p.m. (Carlson 128)
2 Trading Competition Training Session: GSOM Finance Association, in collaboration with the undergraduate Clark Investments and Trading Society, is hosting its first campus wide trading competition. The competition will be comprised of the following asset classes: equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities. Please join us for a training session in Jonas Clark, Room 103 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. This training session will allow the participants to familiarize themselves with the platform and trading in general. Everyone must attend one of these training sessions in order to register with us and make an account on the simulation platform! The trading period will run from Friday, October 11, 2013 until Friday, November 1, 2013. There will be several awards for the best performers and the top prize will be an iPad mini! For more information, contact: Dulara de Alwis (undergraduate contact); Priyank Shah (graduate contact)
4 Net Impact Fall Kick Off: Come join Net Impact at 12 noon for a lunch hour of games on the green to enjoy our last days of good weather. Connect with your fellow peers over a game of Frisbee and other ice breaker games. Lunch will be served.
4 Career Training Cohort: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Carlson 231)
4 Career Training Cohort: 2-4 p.m. (Carlson 231)
5 MBA Women International Career Fair: Clark Women in Business will be organizing a group of students to go to the MBA Women International Career Fair at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers
7-9 Six Flags Ticket Sale: The GSOM Student Council is selling tickets to Six Flags! The trip will take place on October 13. The bus arrives in Maywood at 10:45 a.m. for pick up and will depart for Six Flags at 11 a.m. The bus will depart Six Flags at 7 p.m. The price for tickets is $20 each. The Student Council will be selling them on: Monday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Council Room in Carlson Hall and from 12-5 p.m. in the GSOM reception area on the second floor of Carlson Hall; Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Council Room and from 2-5 p.m. in the GSOM reception area; and Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 12-3 p.m. in GSOM reception! Tickets are limited.
9 Trading Competition Training Session: GSOM Finance Association, in collaboration with the undergraduate Clark Investments and Trading Society, is hosting its first campus wide trading competition. The competition will be comprised of the following asset classes: equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities. Please join us for a training session in Jonas Clark, Room 103 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.. This training session will allow the participants to familiarize themselves with the platform and trading in general. Everyone must attend one of these training sessions in order to register with us and make an account on the simulation platform! The trading period will run from Friday, October 11, 2013 until Friday, November 1, 2013. There will be several awards for the best performers and the top prize will be an iPad mini! For more information, contact: Dulara de Alwis (undergraduate contact); Priyank Shah (graduate contact)
11 Net Impact "Winter is Coming" Bike Ride: We invite you to join our bike ride tour of Worcester from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be hosted through Clark Cycles for Change. Please come with your bicycle, if you do not have a bike, contact Adriana Gallardo (agallardo@clarku.edu) to reserve a bike. They are limited so we will reserve bicycles based on your immediate response. We will meet on Maywood St. in front of the Clark Bike Share rack. Snacks will be provided.
11 Trading Competition Training Session: GSOM Finance Association, in collaboration with the undergraduate Clark Investments and Trading Society, is hosting its first campus wide trading competition. The competition will be comprised of the following asset classes: equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities. Please join us for a training session in Jonas Clark, Room 103 from 5 – 6 p.m. This training session will allow the participants to familiarize themselves with the platform and trading in general. Everyone must attend one of these training sessions in order to register with us and make an account on the simulation platform! The trading period will run from Friday, October 11, 2013 until Friday, November 1, 2013. There will be several awards for the best performers and the top prize will be an iPad mini! For more information, contact: Dulara de Alwis (undergraduate contact); Priyank Shah (graduate contact)
11 - Nov. 1 Stock Trading Competition sponsored by the GSOM Finance Association and Clark Investments and Trading Society: Competition will be from Oct. 15 – Nov. 1 with a Ring the Bell Kickoff on Oct. 11
12 Wrentham Village Premium Outlet Mall Trip: Shop your way through to buy your WINTER GEAR at great discounted prices. Wrentham Village is an outlet mall in Wrentham, MA – this trip is happening during their annual Columbus Day Sale, so count on additional extra savings throughout the 170 stores, including Banana Republic, Barneys New York, Burberry, Coach, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, Hugo Boss, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sony, Vera Bradley and more. The trip is from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and the cost is $5 per person. Register here. Your Registration will not be complete until you pay.
13 Trip to Six Flags New England sponsored by the GSOM Student Council: GSOM Student Council brings you the annual trip to Six Flags New England. Take thrill rides on some of the fastest, tallest, wildest, most gut-wrenching rides in the country, gentler options are also available. Want to check the entire thrill rides before you go, go online to the “Six Flags New England” website. Please note that only 47 tickets will be available for sale. The date when tickets are to go on sale will be announced in the near future.
20 Eid- Diwali Dinner: Hosted by Clark’s South Asian Students Association, the dinner celebrates both Eid and Diwali, two of the most celebrated religious holidays in South Asian countries. The dinner will be held in Tilton Hall from 7:30 - 10 p.m.
24-26 2013 Net Impact Conference: Change Starts Here -- The Net Impact Conference is the leading forum for student and professional leaders using their careers to change the world. Bringing together nearly 3,000 thinkers and doers from every sector and industry for three days of high-energy workshops, panels, debates, and special events, the conference is known for its diversity of viewpoints and ideas.
25 Corporate Finance and the Capital Markets: A Presentation by Erich Zarnfaller, Manager of Capital Markets, Hasbro, Inc. Interested in career opportunities in finance, banking or capital markets? Hasbro’s Erich Zarnfaller will describe his unique career progression and explore the intersection of corporate finance and the capital markets in his afternoon presentation. Students with an interest in accounting, finance, treasury, marketing and general management are encouraged to attend. This event is sponsored by the GSOM Finance Association and will be held in the Sackler Center, Rm. 120 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided

25 SPARK Tank Business Pitch Competition: Got a great business idea you’d like to pitch? Join Spark Entrepreneurship Organization for Spark Tank and see if you’ve got what it takes! All you need is: Business Idea Target Market Need Unique Value of your idea Required investment This isn’t a business plan competition, but instead a chance for you to pitch a business idea in a fun risk free environment. Contact us at SEO@clarku.edu for more information. If not, we’d love to see you in the audience to support Clark’s budding entrepreneurs! All participants will need to submit an idea by Thursday, Oct. 3 for Round 1. To sign up, send an email with the name of the team (individuals can participate as well, total # of members, contact information, and a one sentence introduction of the idea to zzou@clarku.edu. On Friday, Oct. 4, groups will need to present their ideas in front of GSOM professors, with or without PowerPoint slides, in a 5 minute presentation. 4 – 5 groups will make it to the final event on Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. in Jefferson 320. .
No idea is too Crazy!
26 GSOM and Graduate School Salem, MA, Trip: Want to experience real Halloween??Join the team for some SPOOKY fun at Salem!! Salem is a popular New England destination during the month of October, Salem is a vibrant city with a bustling downtown full of an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants and a rich history that includes the infamous Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692. The trip is from 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and the cost is $5 per person. Transportation is provided. Check-in at 11:00 am on Maywood Street. The bus will leave Salem, MA at 8:30 pm to return to Clark. Trip is open to all Graduate Students!! Register here!
30 Executive Discussions: The Business of Alternative Energy. Madeleine Tan, Partner, Kaye Scholar, will discuss to what extent is society committed to sustainable energy? What are the costs of alternative energy sources? Will consumers pay for “cleaner” energy? How do we protect our environment? Should a carbon tax be introduced? How successful are carbon trading schemes? What did the Kyoto protocol achieve?(Carlson Hall, Room 128 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

November

1 Annual GSOM and GSC Halloween Party: Starting at 9 p.m. at The Grind, University Center
2 Bloomberg Aptitude Test for all 2nd year MSF students
6 Career Training Cohort: 2-4 p.m. (Carlson 128)
7

“The Localization Movement: Reframing Socioeconomic Relationships,” presented by Jessica Meissner, Founder and General Manager of The Shed: A Business and Employment Cooperative, will be held in Carlson Hall 231 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. With 15 years combined expertise in socioeconomic research and business, Jessica is a Managing Partner of the recruiting firm MEI Search Consultants, a member of the Washtenaw County Economic Development Working Group, and a social entrepreneur living in Ypsilanti, MI, located between Ann Arbor and Detroit. Her current startup project, The Shed, took its shape from a Washtenaw County funded study of local small business and non-venture capital funded entrepreneurship. Jessica conducted the research to identify untapped opportunities in the local economy and assess the potential for cooperatives as economic and business development tools. Previously, as an LSA Regents Fellow at the University of Michigan, she conducted research on corporate decision-making with an emphasis on the roles of organizational structure and profit & loss management in driving corporate behavior. She earned her MA and BA in Anthropology, with a Minor in Economics from Brandeis University, where she was awarded highest honors and the Betty & Harry S. Shapiro endowed award in Anthropology. To learn more, go to http://www.theshedbec.com/.   Pizza and drinks will be available.

8 Career Training Cohort: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Carlson 231)
8 Career Training Cohort: 2-4 p.m. (Carlson 231)
14 Please join us from 4:30 to 6 p.m. as we kick off our 2013-2014 President’s Lecture Series in Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Jane Mendillo, president and chief executive officer of Harvard Management Company since 2008, will visit Clark to speak about Personal Reflections On Leadership and Career. She will discuss leadership lessons, stories, successes and challenges that she has encountered through her career running the investment portfolios of Harvard University and Wellesley College, as well as her earlier career and life experiences. A question-and-answer session will immediately follow the lecture.
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Join Net Impact and Professor Donna Gallo for a a lunch conversation on “The Art of Serving on a Non Profit Board,” in Carlson 128 at 12:00 p.m. Are you wondering how your business skills can help a nonprofit organization? Serving on a nonprofit board not only enhances your resume, but it allows you to make an impact in your community. Graduate students can help leading change through their contribution and expertise. Professor Gallo will share her vast experiences in serving on nonprofit boards. Lunch will be provided.

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GSOM Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. in the Grace/Lurie Suite, Higgins University Center. The Event is for GSOM students only. Tickets will be distributed from the Carlson Hall Room number 226. Tickets can be picked up anytime between the following times:

  • Monday, 4th November, 2013 – 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, 5th November, 2013 – 2:00 pm to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, 6th November, 2013 – 12:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Thursday, 7th November, 2013 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Please bring your ClarkID along with you when you come to pick the tickets. We have limited space and tickets for this event. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis. GSOM students will be allowed to pick up a maximum of two tickets and tickets are for GSOM students only.

 

 

Video Archive of Past Events: Doing Business in China and India (Video Archive) Demystifying the Financial Crisis of 2008 (Video Archive) When Two Worlds Meet: Business and the Arts (Video Archive) Doing Effective Global Market Research (Video Archive)