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9th Annual Brooks Weekend Student Competition
A Case Study in Business and Corporate Finance

The annual Brooks case competition provides CBPA students a valuable opportunity to put their education and professional skills to the test. Participating students are asked to apply their classroom knowledge to a real-world case and communicate their analysis to a panel of judges. The competition is made possible by a generous gift from Roger K. Brooks, a Drake Board of Trustees member and longtime local businessman who attended Drake from 1955-57.

Date: Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17, 2018

Times: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday (with team presentations to follow); free lunch served each day.

Place: Drake University, CBPA (Aliber Hall, Various Rooms on 1st Floor)

Eligibility: This competition is open to all Drake CBPA undergraduates, although FIN 101 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.

Prizes:

  • $300 per individual in the team winning 1st place
  • $250 per individual in the team winning 2nd place
  • $200 per individual in the team winning 3rd place
  • At least $500 more will be allocated to ‘special’ awards.

Judging:

  • will be performed by 4 faculty from the Finance Department (Professors Rick Long, Jimmy Senteza, Inchul Suh, and Toby White).
  • will be based on a brief written report and an oral presentation (along with supporting attachments from Excel).

To apply, you must submit a list of names of your team of either 3 or 4 members by 5 PM, Friday, December 8, 2017 via this link.

* Note that you are allowed to form your own teams, but if you want to participate and do not have a team, send an e-mail to isuh@drake.edu, and we will assign you to a team.

* It is possible that the number of teams will be limited. However, you will be guaranteed a spot if you apply before the due date. Late applications will be considered. However, if your application is late, you will be admitted only if there is an available spot.


The Principal Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University

Fall 2017 Speaker and Film Series

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted

Monday, Dec. 4: Scott Snyder, Council on Foreign Relations
Topic: North Korea Nuclear Threat
Location: Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Scott Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at CFR. He serves as co-chair of the advisory council of the National Committee on North Korea and has provided advice to NGOs and humanitarian organizations active in North Korea. His newest book is South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers (Columbia University Press, 2018). For more information see https://www.cfr.org/experts/scott-snyder.


  • Position: Financial Analyst (Job ID# 221105)
  • Description: RIS (Retirement and Investor Services) Finance is looking a Financial Analyst to join their team. In this role, you will participate in the maintenance, preparation and analysis of financial information for Full Service Payout. Specific responsibilities include completion of financial research and reporting of Single Premium annuities, calculation of retirement benefits for Full Service Accumulation and Full Service Payout customers, also providing related communication and support to the client service team. In addition, you will spend a portion of your time doing project-based work.
  • Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in math, actuarial science, finance or related field or equivalent experience required.
    • Moderate experience with Microsoft Excel (and Office) products.
    • Aptitude and desire to learn new skills.
  • Preferred Skills/Experience:
    • Knowledge of life contingencies is preferred
    • R and SAS experience preferred
    • Be detail-oriented
    • Have strong communication and collaboration skills
    • Be self-motivated and driven
    • Have strong time management skills
  • This position is for December graduates. If interested, submit your application via this link.
  • Posted: Nov. 10, 2017




CANCUN EXPERIENCE OFFICER

Cancun.com is seeking an outgoing, authentic, and dynamic individual (or team) to represent the amazing destination of Cancun as CEO - Cancun Experience Officer. As the CEO, you'll be sent to live in one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet for six months to tell stories through videos, photographs, and words. Cancun.com will pay the right candidate $10,000/month for six months to create videos, tell stories, and share their experiences living, playing, and discovering Cancun. Cancun.com is looking for brand ambassador who can showcase the warmth, wonder, and essence of Cancun as one of the world's premier vacation destinations. As CEO, you will get the chance to swim with whale sharks, explore the jungle, investigate ancient ruins, and much more. Over a period of six months, you'll research, capture, record, and represent the destination for Cancun.com. No experience is required to apply.

Job Description: From March-August 2018, work with Cancun.com teams to

  • Create, edit, and promote content in video, photo, and written formats suited for an American audience.
  • Post social media content on a regular basis and interact with a growing audience.
  • Be an ambassador, point-of-contact, and subject matter expert (or be willing to become a subject matter expert through "field research") for the Cancun.com US team.
  • Participate in local media, marketing, and industry events.
  • Give honest appraisals of activities, attractions, and services in Cancun and the surrounding areas.

CEO Qualifications/Requirements:

  1. Applicant must be over 18 before January 1, 2018 to apply. There is no age limit!
  2. Must be fluent in written and spoken English .
  3. No former experience is required to apply—if you can make a video, apply!

If interested, submit your application by 11:59 PM MST on December 17, 2017.

The ideal applicant will have a unique eye for capturing stories, a warmth in interacting with others, a self-motivated work ethic, and a dedication to producing high-quality work. Apply today!


  • Position: Associate Auditor (Job ID# 5361724) - Full time
  • Description: Wells Fargo Audit Services (WFAS) is seeking talented college graduates to join its audit team as an Associate Auditor. This 12-month professional development program will expose you to several areas of the company and allow you to develop critical skills in internal audit, leadership, and communication. Associate Auditors participate in basic audit projects as directed by auditors-in-charge. They are responsible for developing and applying basic audit skills while performing test work in audits of business activities; applying WFAS knowledge to audits; documenting work performed according to WFAS standards and policy; identifying audit exceptions and issues; making recommendations to management; and discussing findings with auditors-in-charge, supervisors, and business partners. Upon successful completion of the program, you will remain with Audit Services. As an Associate Auditor you will:
    1. Learn the fundamentals of financial services, auditing, and risk analysis in both classroom and on-the-job training.
    2. Take part in a range of audit projects that will expose you to a multitude of Wells Fargo businesses.
    3. Gain insight into the complex world of risk management through exposure to a variety of audit projects ranging from regulatory compliance to information technology.
    4. Interface with various levels of business management and team members.
    5. Benefit from a strong learning curriculum and ongoing professional development offerings that underscore a strong commitment to continuous learning.
    6. Receive continual feedback, coaching, and mentoring during the program.
    7. Travel approximately 25%.
  • Required Qualifications: 3+ months of experience in one or more of the following audit skill sets: control testing, control and risk identification or analysis; or a BS/BA degree or higher in business, accounting, finance, or information systems.
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
    • A BS/BA degree or higher in accounting, finance, or business administration. (Four year undergraduate or graduate degree obtained between June 2015 – June 2018*)
    • Audit experience at a large financial institution or auditing company.
    • Strong academic results
  • Position: IT/DAS Associate Auditor (Job ID# 5361752) - Full time
  • Description: Wells Fargo Audit Services (WFAS) is seeking talented college graduates with curriculum/degrees in management information systems (MIS), data analytics, computer programming, or other technology centric curriculum to join its Technology audit team as an Associate Auditor. The Data Analytics teams are contained within the line of business teams and perform analytics that are used in testing and monitoring metrics and data.
  • Required Qualifications: 3+ months of experience one or more of the following audit skill sets: control testing, control and risk identification or analysis; or a BS/BA degree or higher in business, accounting, finance, or information systems.
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
    • Basic Microsoft Office skills, with advanced skills in Excel
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
    • A BS/BA degree or higher in accounting, finance, or business administration
    • Audit experience at a large financial institution or auditing company.
    • Course work in management information systems (MIS), data analytics, computer programming, or other technology centric curriculum
    • Prior work experience, internship, or work/study program in technology, information systems, or data analysis
    • Undergraduate or graduate degree obtained between June 2015 – June 2018
    • Strong academic results

  • Position: Audit Intern (Job ID# 5361779) & IT/DAS Audit Intern (Job ID# 5361792) - Full/Part time
  • Description: Wells Fargo Audit Services (WFAS) is seeking talented college students finishing their junior year to join its audit team as an Audit Intern. This 10-week professional development program will expose you to several areas of the company and allow you to develop critical skills in internal audit, leadership, and communication. Audit Interns participate in basic audit projects as directed by auditors-in-charge. They are responsible for developing and applying basic audit skills while performing test work in audits of business activities; applying WFAS knowledge to audits; documenting work performed according to WFAS standards and policy; identifying audit exceptions and issues; making recommendations to management; and discussing findings with auditors-in-charge, supervisors, and business partners.
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
    • Basic Microsoft Office skills, with advanced skills in Excel Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Course work in management information systems (MIS), data analytics, computer programming, or other technology centric curriculum for the IT/DAS Audit Intern position
    • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
    • Pursuing a BA/BS in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, or Information Systems with a planned graduation in the year subsequent to the summer internship BA/BS received by June 2019
    • Interest in pursuing a career in financial services
    • Strong academic results

  • If interested, apply via the Wells Fargo career website before October 28, 2017.

Notes: Wells Fargo will not sponsor visas for this position and will not hire individuals whose work eligibility is based on their F-1 or other student visa status. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. These positions may close earlier than noted due to high volume of applicants.



  • Position: 2018 Personal Lines Product Summer Internship - Nationwide Product Internship Position
  • Description: The product intern will work with the Personal Lines Product Team, accountable for the execution and communication of profitability and growth strategies for auto and home insurance. The candidate will work in both a team and independent atmosphere to analyze data, formulate conclusions, and develop recommendations to support the Product Managers on the team. The intern must possess quantitative skills and be able to multi-task on several projects. The candidate will develop an understanding of interdepartmental collaboration through integrated projects and research. The internship will be held over the summer months for approximately a 10 to 12-week period.
  • Responsibilities:
    1. Analyze large data sets to make strategic business decisions with the guidance of Product Managers.
    2. Evaluate competitors' products to identify key concepts to research and share findings.
    3. Track competitor rate changes and market share.
    4. Demonstrate the willingness to be engaged and try new things.
    5. Participate in department and company meetings.
    6. Complete training related to insurance as well as computer applications that the applicant will be working with.
    7. Answer questions about products, coverages, or discounts from agents and others associated with Nationwide.
    8. Complete a project with other interns at Nationwide and present in front of senior leadership at the end of the summer.
    9. Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Job Requirements:
    • Education: In pursuit of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Actuarial Science, Data Analytics, Finance, Statistics, Math, Insurance, Marketing, MIS, Business Management or a related field of study. Completion of sophomore or junior year is preferred. Involvement in student activities and/or some work experience. 3.0 GPA or higher is desired.
    • Experience: Previous insurance knowledge is preferred. Candidate should be familiar with problem solving and analysis. Experience working independently and with others in a team environment.
    • Skills/Competencies: Must be able to operate a personal computer and have basic keyboarding skills. Good verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with all levels of internal and external contacts. Ability to recognize problems, determine appropriate actions, implement solutions, and use judgment when appropriate. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and a strong technical aptitude will be preferred. Fast learner and willing to challenge yourself everyday.
    • Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.
  • Benefits: Opportunity to job shadow other areas of the company, formal presentation experience, ability to work on a project with other interns in the company, community service opportunities, free parking in Nationwide's parking garage, mentorship opportunity, housing stipend for those who apply, and the opportunity to participate in intern events.
  • If interested, apply through Career bluePrint by Wed, October 4.
  • Posted: Sep. 13, 2017


  • Position: Morningstar Development Program (MDP) and 2018 Summer Internship Program
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Company Description: Morningstar, Inc. is an investment research and investment management firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

  • Morningstar Development Program (MDP) Description: The Morningstar Development Program is to prepare recent college graduates for successful, long-term careers here at Morningstar. Throughout this two-year program, you will be placed in a cohort where you’ll receive ongoing career development, networking, mentoring, training opportunities, apprenticeship programs and exposure to different areas of the business to help you succeed at Morningstar.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Build deep expertise in Morningstar’s data, products and research.
    • Directly interact with Morningstar’s clients, including advisors and individual and institutional investors.
    • Contribute to ongoing training sessions, stretch projects and round-table discussions while developing a strong foundation of knowledge to build on and use in your Morningstar career.
    • Develop both analytical and communication skills by navigating Morningstar products and providing the best customer experience to our clients.
  • Qualifications for MDP Candidates:
    • 0-2 years of full time experience
    • Bachelor’s degree; possess an outstanding academic record
    • For Business applicants, all majors are welcome
    • For Technology candidates, either Computer Science or Computer Engineering majors are preferred
    • Excellent communication and leadership skills
    • Creativity and solid analytical ability
    • Well-rounded with a wide variety of interests and passions
    • Cover Letter is required. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please note that cover letters can be uploaded in the same attachment field as résumés. Please indicate your earliest available start date and cumulative GPA in your cover letter.
  • If interested, submit your application, résumé, and cover letter via this link.
  • Summer Internship Description: The Morningstar Summer Internship Program is looking for students in all fields of study with a demonstrated interest in investing and the financial services industry. Successful applicants will be assigned meaningful work suitable to their background. The program advisors and mentors will meet with interns regularly to identify and develop summer goals. Summer interns have the opportunity to apply directly to the Morningstar Development Program after graduation.
  • Responsibilities for Interns:
    • Address a specific Morningstar business problem through thoughtful research, analysis, and creative thinking in an individual project.
    • Collaborate on an eight-week-long group case study and present the results to senior leaders.
    • Participate in training sessions with Morningstar employees across the company spectrum, building a foundation of knowledge to develop throughout your Morningstar career.
  • Qualifications for Internship Candidates:
    • Currently enrolled in full-time bachelor’s degree program, graduating in 2019
    • Possess an outstanding academic record; all majors welcome
    • Shows passion for their work and extracurricular activities
    • Demonstrates excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Please indicate your earliest available start date and cumulative GPA in your cover letter. All candidates must apply online in order to be considered for the program.
  • If interested, submit your application, résumé, and cover letter via this link.

  • For any questions, please contact Mr. Basili Alukos via e-mail at Basili.Alukos@gmail.com or www.linkedin.com/in/balukos.
  • Posted: Aug. 28, 2017

  • Position: Financial Advisors-In-Training
  • Location: West Des Moines, IA
  • Description: Individuals in this position have the responsibility to work with clients in a consultative sales capacity. You will build your professional practice through referrals and networking. The West Des Moines office is located in the West Glen Town Center and is home to 7 advisors: 2 have been in the business 15+ years, 3 for 4-6 years and 2 who just started in June 2017. They are a fun-loving, hard-working group who loves to get together outside of business hours for drinks, bowling and grilling out!
  • Qualifications: Strong candidates will be seeking commission based income with strong self-management skills. You will be directly responsible for recommending financial products and services that will help your clients better their quality of life. This role requires the ability to self-promote and market your growing practice. A passion for the importance of financial planning within our community is necessary to develop a successful practice over a three-year training and development plan.
  • How to apply: Visit the MassMutual’s booth on Friday, Sep. 15 during the Accounting & Finance Career Fair to meet Ms. Amanda Losasso and learn more about the company and the position.
  • Posted: Aug. 28, 2017

 



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