- In a nutshell, what do you do?
- I work within a small team providing research coverage of industrial and clean technology stocks for investors (hedge funds, mutual funds, etc.). On a daily basis, our team builds and updates financial models, writes research reports, communicates ideas to investors, fields questions, and monitors news flow and data points as they pertain to our coverage universe. We cover a variety of different subsectors such as solar, energy efficiency, and plays on natural gas and hybrid/electric vehicles, to name a few.
- Why do you love what you do?
- I love what I do because the job and responsibilities are constantly evolving; one day I may be attending meetings in Amsterdam followed by a quick flight to Norway for several more. The next week I may be poring over financial models into the wee hours because our companies are reporting earnings, or attending conferences and chatting up CEOs, CFOs, and other company executives. It’s always exciting and never a dull moment in this world.
- How did Albion help you get there?
- Albion gave me a very important thing—an enthusiastic alumni network. Leveraging this network, I accepted a two-month internship at NorthPointe Capital where I worked and learned under many fantastic and incredibly intelligent people who passed along my résumé and kind words of recommendation to my current boss in New York City. This connection was crucial given the fact that many in this industry attended Harvard, Yale, Wharton, and other Ivy League institutions, giving them an instant advantage on paper. Beyond this, I spoke with several alumni who gave me interviewing tips, put in a good word at their respective firms, and were in general just eager to help out a fellow Brit. Having so many great alumni in your court to vouch for you, utilize their connections on your behalf, and give you advice is really an invaluable thing.
In addition, during my four years, Albion gave me access to exceptionally smart professors whom I will always appreciate for helping me realize my love for economics and finance—and giving me the tools I needed to succeed.
- For me, Albion...
- ...was the best four years of my life.
- Anything else you'd like to add?
- The E&M department is truly remarkable. I admire this group of people for their passion, intelligence, and willingness to help students during their four years and even as they continue the journey in their professional careers.
Global Diversity Theme Year 2012 - 2013
Statement of Purpose: The Global Diversity Theme Year focuses our attention on the interdependence of international, transnational, and local phenomena in order to understand how we shape and are shaped by systems and values. With experiences on and off campus, we deepen our understanding of our identities as responsible "global citizens" through our diversity and shared dependence on the natural environment.
Established by the GDTY Committee on April 13, 2012
Charles de Kunffy Dressage Symposium
October 25-27, 2013
About Charles de Kunffy:
Mr. de Kunffy's expertise is much-appreciated and he is a popular clinician, a sought after dressage judge and a prolific author of several books and articles. He was born and raised in Hungary as a member of the nobility whose parents were eminent horse breeders with derby winning racehorses. Mr. de Kunffy started riding as a child, always under expert supervision and instruction. His riding masters were educated during the golden age of equitation 1900-1945. Cross-country riding, jumping and dressage were melded into one comprehensive riding theory and methodology. Mr. de Kunffy was schooled with the strictest adherence to classical training traditions based on scholarship and a profound respect for the horse.
Albion College is pleased to welcome Charles de Kunffy for a third time after being very well received in June 2012 and April 2013.
The first half of each day will be spent in the comfy viewing gallery of the Held Equestrian Center where Mr. de Kunffy will host a thorough discussion and theory session for riders and auditors. This is where he will cover various topics, answer questions, and offer up valuable visual demonstrations. PLEASE NOTE: Location change for the morning theory sessions! This will be held on the main campus of Albion College in Olin Hall room 112. Campus map may be found HERE.
During the lunch break, riders and auditors will enjoy a lovely boxed lunch provided by Albion College (lunch cost is included in the program fee).
After lunch, the second half of each day will be spent in the Randi C. Heathman indoor arena at the Held Center where Mr. de Kunffy will teach six separate riding lessons (30 minutes each). This will demonstrate the practical application under saddle of the theories discussed in the morning sessions. PLEASE NOTE: Sunday schedule runs earlier and is slightly different in order for Mr. de Kunffy to catch his flight home afterwards.
Auditor costs are outlined as follows:
- $50 per day for single day or two-day passes
- $110 for the entire weekend (Friday - Sunday)
Cost includes lovely boxed lunch provided by Albion College (if registered by October 21). Seating will be provided for the theory sessions and lesson auditing.
Auditor Application (pdf)
Riders and horses of ALL levels and abilities are encouraged to apply.
Rider costs are outlined as follows:
- $300 for single day
- $750 for all three days
Cost includes 30-minute lesson each day, participation for you and one groom in the morning theory sessions and auditing, boxed lunch for you and one groom, stabling in permanent 12' x 12' matted stall with automatic waterer, bedding, hay, stall cleaning and feeding.
Are you interested in advertising your farm, business, horse for sale, etc. in our Symposium Program?
The program will be 11" x 8.5" (horizontal) and there are spaces for full-page, half-page, or quarter-page ads. Prices apply to black & white or full color ads. Don't have an ad? Send your information to us and we can create it!
- Full-page 10" x 7.5" = $25
- Half-page 5" x 7.5" = $15
- Quarter-page 5" x 3.75" = $10
Earn USDF University credits at this symposium! Course #102297.
USDF University credit details will be available at the registration table. $5 per person per day, bring your USDF member number.