To mitigate student travel during the pandemic, the semester started two weeks early in August and ended at Thanksgiving break. This created an unusually long (10 week) winter break for students. NDIGI stepped up to provide engagement and learning opportunities for nearly 350 students during this time. Two courses, Investing Case Studies and Life Lessons from the Big Screen, were designed and launched by NDIGI for the newly created “winter term.”
Investing Case Studies
Open to all undergraduate students regardless of major or class year, this 1-credit course opportunity will be held January 4-27. Students will analyze an investment opportunity prior to meeting for each weekly live session. Industry practitioners will then lead a discussion around their unique approach to the case and introduce their firm’s general investment strategy.
Investment Management Access Program (IMAP): IMAP Information PDF
Virtual program to assist in career discernment
Open to all undergraduate members of our program partners regardless of major, class year, or professional experience who are considering a career in financial services. IMAP program partners include AnBryce Scholars, ALPFA, BBAND, BlackND Capital, First Gen Careers Initiative, SWS, and UWIB. Applicants must have a solid academic record and commit to being an active participant in the program. The program consists of online curriculum, live sessions with industry practitioners, and a project providing hands-on experience with partner firms.
Life Lessons From the Big Screen
4-part series hosted by Peter Kaufman, Chairman & CEO of Glenair
Open to all undergraduate and graduate students regardless of major or class year. Peter Kaufman, accomplished businessman and author of the classic investing book, Poor Charlie’s Almanack, will highlight life and business lessons from classic movies. Live Zoom sessions with Peter are tentatively scheduled for 3pm ET on December 2nd & 16th, January 6th & 20th. Participants will be asked to watch The Godfather film series for the first three live sessions, with the fourth movie selection TBD based on student feedback.
Virtual Career Treks
Series of Zoom visits for career exploration
Open to all First-Year students regardless of intended major. NDIGI will lead students virtually to visit firms on the West Coast (January 7th) , Boston (January 8th), and New York City (January 14th & 15th). Sophomore treks will be coordinated through the Wall Street Club and will include a Chicago option.
Wall Street Prep
Online courses & boot camps to prepare students for future finance careers
Available to all interested students beginning December 1. Sign up HERE.