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21st Century Security and Its Impact on the Global Economy

On March 5, 2014, the Tufts Financial Network hosted its first event of the 2014 Speaker Series, titled “21st Century Security and its Impact on the Global Economy.” The event was held at the Grand Hyatt in New York and featured remarks from James Stavridis, former U.S. Navy Admiral and current Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Dean Stavridis rose to the rank of 4-star admiral during his 30 years where he served as the 16th SupremeAllied Commander at NATO.  At the New York event, Dean Stavridis spoke on subjects related to today’s global economy and its relationship to international conflict to a group of more than 250 alumni, parents and friends.

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The End Game for Startups: When to Sell, How to Sell

Panelists: Steven Koltai, A76, FG78, E12P, Managing Director and Founder of Koltai and Company (Moderator); Diane Hessan, J76, A11P, CEO of Communispace; Louis Volpe, A71, Managing General Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners; Arthur Papas, A97, CEO and Co-Founder of Bullhorn, Inc.; and Josef Volman, A88, Co-Chair of Business Law Department at Burns & Levinson.

On April 2, 2014, the Tufts Financial Network hosted nearly 130 alumni, parents and friends at Communispace on Congress Street in Boston for its annual Speaker Series.

The event, titled “The End Game for Startups: When to Sell, How to Sell” was moderated by Steven Koltai, A76, FG78, E12P, Managing Director and Founder of Koltai and Company. In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Koltai is the former Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the U.S. State Department’s Global Entrepreneurship Program.

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Positive Feedback for the 2014 Finance Career Forum

“Overall, this day is exactly what I hoped for. I was inspired by the passion of the alumni. Likewise, I also got a very good sense of the realities of what it means to work in finance. Thank you for this opportunity!”

Comments like this one, which was given by Ross Bendetson, A18, abound when discussing the 2014 Finance Career Forum (FCF). Held on September 20, 2014, the FCF, now in its fifth year, welcomed more than 170 students and 30 alumni, and continues to grow with 2014 marking the first official program that included Fletcher students as registered participants.

Designed to give Jumbos a better sense of the finance industry, the FCF brings alumni from various specialties to the Medford campus to actively engage students during sessions that for the second year included Speed Learning, a highlight of the program. “The most rewarding part of the day was the feedback from the students. They were all very respectful and thankful for my time and remarks. The most challenging (aspect) was trying to speak to many students at once,” commented one alumni participant.

Braden Weinstock, F15, a first-time Fletcher attendee, considered the FCF “by far the best single activity/event (at Tufts) that provided the best opportunity to break into finance – I would not miss it!” The ongoing success of the FCF is due, in large part, to this increased sense of excitement and importance surrounding participation in the program. “What set this year’s event apart from previous forums was the attendance was up and the energy level was extraordinary…We are seeing strong results in internship hires. Alumni feedback on the event and the ‘quality’ and preparation of Tufts students were exceptional,” shared TFN Advisory Committee Member and University Trustee Jeffrey Moslow, A86, A16P, E18P. Moslow has served as the chief volunteer organizer of this event for the past five years.