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On Thursday, May 3, TFN Chicago hosted a special lunch event featuring a presentation by Chris Manos, Professor of the Practice in Finance, and Chris Di Fronzo, E96, EG04, Director of the Tufts Finance Initiative.

Their presentation, titled “The Tufts Finance Initiative: From First Year to Finance Career,” focused on the ways in which Tufts has revamped undergraduate finance education. From the wildly popular finance minor recently launched in the School of Arts and Sciences, to networking events, boot camps, and mentorship provided by the Career Center, Tufts has taken marked steps to ensure that students interested in a finance career have the means to pursue one.

The event, co-organized by Bill Friend, A85, A18P, and Tony Hoban, A87, welcomed 22 alumni and friends for lunch, networking and conversation.  It was hosted by Hoban at the offices of William Blair, where he is a partner.

Noting the importance of events like these in connecting Tufts alumni with the university, Hoban shared, “we need and want more Tufts graduates to consider building their careers in Chicago. This city offers great companies with some of the most attractive and challenging finance jobs out there. Thanks to the work of Manos and Di Fronzo, Tufts students understand the fundamentals of finance. Now we need to spread the word to the Tufts network in Chicago that Tufts students have those skills and are qualified to compete. It is my hope that this event was a big step in that direction.”