News & Events

Spring 2020 Events

Mike Pohlen

Wednesday, February 19th

"Lunch & Learn" with Mike Pohlen, Managing Director at NorthSky Capital

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Financial Markets Lab (CSOM 1-170)



Spring Mixer

Wednesday, February 26th

Spring Mixer

6:00 - 7:30 pm | Brief Program at 6:30

Kieran's Irish Pub, Titanic Lounge

85 North 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

This event brings together students, alumni, and finance professionals for an evening of celebration and networking. 

Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served!



Please register by Monday, February 17th. You may also register by contacting Anne Hilborn at 



Brian Svendahl

Tuesday, March 24th

"Lunch & Learn" with Brian Svendahl, Co-Head of Fixed Income at RBC Global Asset Management

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Financial Markets Lab (CSOM 1-170)



Ajeya Shekar

Wednesday, April 8th

"Lunch & Learn" with Ajeya Shekar, Vice President at Provident Healthcare Partners

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Financial Markets Lab (CSOM 1-170)



David Hutchinson

Tuesday, April 14th

"Lunch & Learn" with David Hutchinson, Senior Vice President at RBC Advisor Services 

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Financial Markets Lab (CSOM 1-170)





Previous Events

Friday October 11, 2019
2:30-5:00 PM
CSOM 2-206

Disruption in Financial Services

Are you interested in the impact that Fintech may have on jobs in the Financial Services Industry?  How are employment opportunities shifting, and what new skills will be required as the industry is disrupted by technological change?

Come join us to listen to CSOM alum Russell Kopp, as he dives into these and other issues. Russell is a Managing Partner in the Hong Kong office of Options Group, created in 2015 after the merger with Whitney Correlate, a top ranked Asia-Pacific financial services executive search firm, which he co-founded in 2009. He has had a long career in Investment Banking, and has a deep understanding of where the industry has been and where it is going.

Follow this link to sign up – space is limited!

Wednesday October 16th, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Acadia Club
329 Cedar Ave.
More info and registration here

Flyer with details for the money grill 2019, and an image of dollar signs, question marks, and exclamation points cascading down the page onto a pound sign.

Friday, November 8th, 2019
New York Hilton Midtown,
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

The headlines and studies are pervasive on the gap in women in PE & VC and the value to diversity. The WAVE forum will provide a unified platform leveraging support from affiliated industry groups, to help encourage women to lean into and persist with the business. The forum will also efficiently help employers begin to solve the continued issue on finding qualified female candidates across all levels of our industry.

Purpose: Providing access to women and employers across the broad continuum of careers in PE & VC

50% professionals; 30% MBA students;
20% Undergraduate students

Contact Danielle Fraser, WAVE Coordinator

WAVE Career Forum 2019 Brochure

Wednesday November 13th, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
CSOM 1-170
Sign up here

Come and meet Michael Cox, CFA, Director of Equity Research at Piper Jaffray. A light lunch will be provided.


Atland Ventures, a University of Minnesota student run venture capital firm, raised $1.05 million for its first fund.

Read more at the Wall Street Journal (with subscription)

Learn more about Atland Ventures