National Investment Banking Competition 2016

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National Investment Banking Competition 2016

We would like to invite Undergraduate and Graduate students to compete in the 2016 National Investment Banking Competition. Over the past six years, NIBC has grown to become the most prestigious finance competition in North America. The principle focus of the Competition is to provide students with the opportunity to learn and apply practical skills relevant to investment banking on an international stage and in front of senior industry professionals. The Competition aims to exhibit a realistic scenario where students will gain insight into the daily responsibilities of both junior and senior investment bankers. Finalists will have the chance to present their work in a live pitch to a panel of judges comprised of Managing Directors from leading North American investment banks, while competing for a $15,000 prize pool.

Last year, 379 teams from over 100 universities across North America, Asia, and Europe participated including:

U.S. Partners: Wharton, NYU (Stern), Yale, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, Chicago (Booth), Cornell (Johnson), Dartmouth College (Tuck), Duke (Fuqua), UC Berkeley (Haas), UCLA (Anderson), Northwestern (Kellogg), Michigan (Ross)

Canadian Partners: Western Ontario (Richard Ivey), McGill (Desautels), University of Toronto (Rotman), Queen’s University, University of Waterloo, UBC (Sauder)

International Partners: Oxford, Hong Kong University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, HEC Paris, Nyenrode Business Unviersity

Competition registration will commence on May 11, 2015 and the First Round will take place in September 2015. For more detailed information about the Competition, please review the NIBC 2016 Competition Overview or visit our website.

NIBC 2016 – Competition Overview

New Minor – UCSD Undergrads Can Now Study Entrepreneurship at Rady


The Rady School of Management has launched a unique undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship and innovation at UC San Diego.

The new minor will begin in the fall and offer undergraduates the opportunity to learn about how startups are created and how established businesses innovate. Required courses will include “Innovation to Market,” in which students learn the startup process and develop business plans, and “New Venture Finance,” a course which examines how innovation is funded.

This is the third undergraduate minor offered by the Rady School, which already offers minors in business and accounting. These are currently the most popular minors on the UC San Diego campus, with approximately 1,200 undergraduates enrolled in business and 500 in accounting each year.

“We expect this new entrepreneurship and innovation minor to be as popular as our other minors, with several hundred undergraduates, especially students from the engineering and biological studies areas, selecting the minor,” said Clark Jordan, assistant dean of undergraduate programs at the Rady School.

Since its founding a decade ago, the Rady School has distinguished itself with a concentration in innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration, with many MBA graduates starting new companies.

Check out the article here:

Rady School of Management Launches Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Rady School of Management Launches Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego today announced it has launched a new undergraduate minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The new minor will begin in fall 2015 and will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain a breadth of understanding of business and entrepreneurship theory, practice and applications. Students will develop a comprehensive view of innovation and operations of both established businesses and startups, gain hands-on experience through projects and case studies, collaborate with peers to foster leadership and conflict resolution skills and have the opportunity to cultivate and expand their existing business ideas. The minor is unique to the University of California system, as no other UC school has a similar program at the undergraduate level.

This is the third undergraduate minor offered by the Rady School, which also offers a minor in business and a minor in accounting. The Rady School’s current minors are the most popular on the UC San Diego campus with approximately 1230 undergraduates enrolled in the business minor and 510 in the accounting minor per year.

“We expect this new Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor to be as popular as our other minors, with several hundred undergraduates, especially students from the engineering and biological studies areas, selecting the minor,” said Clark Jordan, assistant dean of Undergraduate Programs at the Rady School.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor differs from the existing business minor in that it focuses on entrepreneurship rather than general business management. The cornerstone of the minor is a required two-course entrepreneurship practicum sequence entitled “Innovation to Market,” in which students will pitch their ideas to classmates, form teams around the most viable ideas, walk through the new venture process including a professional business plan, present a short “elevator pitch” and a comprehensive presentation tailored to target investors, clients, key customers and employees. In addition, students are required to take New Venture Finance, a course which examines how innovation is funded and the life cycle of a new venture, from development to exit. Other required courses include Product Marketing and Management, and Personal Ethics at Work or Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. In addition, students will select two electives from a list of Rady School courses as well as approved engineering and biology courses.

“The Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor will serve as an enriching addition to general education and major requirements to a broad cross section of the UC San Diego undergraduate population.  [The minor] will not only benefit current students who wish to develop entrepreneurial abilities, but also be an additional attraction for prospective students who are considering applying to UC San Diego,” said Gila Zanelli, program director of Undergraduate Education at the Rady School. “Looking more broadly, the appeal of this minor could benefit other departments on campus that are trying to attract top-ranked applicants with broad academic and professional career interests.”

Link to press release:

Rare Opportunity with Franchise Tax Board – Apply to be a Student Assistant!


The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) office here in San Diego is currently looking to hire a Student Assistant. The Student Assistant position will provide public counter assistance to taxpayers and/or legal representatives that come into the office to resolve personal income tax (PIT) and business entity (BE) account liabilities. The Student Assistant may also work in desk collections.

This is a great opportunity to learn about FTB tax systems/processes and “get your foot in the door.” We do not typically hire Student Assistants so this is a very unique opportunity. Here is the link to the position:

Brain-Machine Interfaces: Non-invasive measurements of neural signals – May 8th, 12:30PM at The Basement


Casual Conversations with Professor Todd Coleman

Brain-Machine Interfaces: Non-invasive measurements of neural signals

May 8th, 12:30PM at The Basement

Why Attend?

Interested in brain-machine interfaces.

Curious about faculty & student entrepreneurial endeavors.

Want to learn how to take your product to market in a cost effective way.

Discuss how Todd is helping to engage youth with creative STEM products.

RSVP via Port Triton

The Basement is located in Mandeville B202. This center launched in February and we have a unique Seekers program that allows students interested in entrepreneurism/intrapreneurism to come in an explore with like-minded individuals.

In particular, this Friday we have Professor Todd Coleman speaking in a casual brown bag lunch setting (see flyer attached). He will describe some of the amazing projects he is working on including the foldable, stretchable electrode arrays along with a “Fun Box” that allows youth to get excited about STEM careers. Students will also be able to ask him questions in a comfortable setting. Students may RSVP through Port Triton at

We look forward to meeting new entrepreneurs at The Basement. For questions, students may contact

Check out the flyer: Brown Bag with Todd Coleman- 5 8 15

Deadline Extended! Gordon Center Think Tank: Future of Digital Health


Deadline Extended! The organizers pushed back the deadline for early registration until Friday May 1st.

Digital medicine is revolutionizing the way patients receive healthcare. This one and a half day Think Tank is targeted for passionate individuals who are interested in learning more about the challenges and opportunities of integrating technology with medicine. The Think Tank will create a collaborative environment that will enable diverse groups of people to brainstorm solutions to healthcare’s most pressing problems. The program includes a comprehensive overview of digital health via expert speakers from all facets of healthcare.


Check out the new flyer: Gordon_Digital_Health_2015_Flyer

UAS 5th Annual Accounting Conference – May 14


The Undergraduate Accounting Society (UAS) is hosting its 5th Annual Accounting Conference on Thursday, May 14th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Institute of the Americas. The purpose of this conference is to provide students with insight about breaking into the accounting industry and to teach students how to prepare for Meet the Firms and the Fall recruiting season.

Date: Thursday, May 14th
Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm (Check-in begins at 3:45pm)
Location: Institute of the Americas (between International House & Rimac)
Attire: Business Professional
Registration Link:

*Exclusive Reception: 4:00pm – 5:00pm for active (paid) UAS Members.
*Event begins at 5:00pm. Non-paid members should check-in at 4:20pm.

List of firms in attendance:

Ernst & Young
Duffy & Kruspodin
TGG Accounting
...and more!

Deadline to Register: Friday, May 8th!
Spaces are limited! Register early!
For more information, visit


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