Alumni Stories: Dan August, Financial Planner and Analyst for the NFL

Dan August with New York Giants' defensive tackle Rock Bernard at the XLVI Super Bowl

Dan August with New York Giants’ defensive tackle Rocky Bernard at the XLVI Super Bowl

Dan August ’07 has worked for the past five years as a financial planner and analyst for the National Football League.  He previously worked as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley.  At Dartmouth, August pursued a major in Economics and volunteered for DREAM.  He is currently working toward his Masters in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

What is your position?

Financial planner and analyst for the National Football League

Please provide a two sentence description of what you do:

Manage financial processes for NFL businesses including budgeting, forecasting and business planning. I also assist with analysis for key strategic NFL initiatives.

What is most satisfying about your current work?

Working for a company that I am a fan of and that millions of others take an interest in.

What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

Develop a strong skill set externally and keep an eye on the NFL career center. Depending upon what area we are hiring for, experience in sports is not necessarily a prerequisite.

What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

Do not simply try to get your foot in the door, but rather look for positions that are good fits for your skill set. The NFL has a rotational program for students right out of college, but otherwise we generally hire people in specific fields or with sports backgrounds. Network with people in the field, ask smart questions, and check career centers if you are very interested.

How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

Dartmouth gave me the opportunity to get a great first job out of college (investment banking), which gave me the skills to join the NFL. Dartmouth’s career center also helped me learn to be a better interviewee and make sure my resume was focusing on my strongest aspects.

Is there an MBA in your future? Check out Tuck!

Planning to pursue an MBA after finishing your Bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth? Curious about what an MBA program is?

The Tuck Admissions Office invites you to explore another part of campus and the possibility of a future in business.  Throughout the spring, they are offering opportunities to visit Tuck, interact with current students and talk to staff:

8:30 AM or 10:20 AM – Class Visit
12 PM – Lunch with Students
12:45 PM – Tour of Tuck
1:30 PM – Q&A with an Admissions Officer

The program is available every Monday and Tuesday through May, with a couple of exceptions.  Here are program dates:

March 26, 27
April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 23, 30
May 6, 7, 14, 20, 21

***To reserve a spot, or if you have any questions, please contact Gelsey Tolosa  (gelsey.a.tolosa<at>tuck<dot>dartmouth<dot>edu).

If you’re unable to attend but have questions about Tuck’s MBA program, don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions office.

They are looking forward to meeting you!

2/28 & 3/1 Tuck Conference on the Power of Incentives (Apply Now!)

Apply now to attend. Applications due 2/13.

 

Every year, MBA students at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business organize and host a conference that examines the impact of a selected initiative on business and society. This year, the conference examines the influence that incentives can play in improving the quality of life across sectors — from healthcare and education to clean energy and social change.

The conference organizers have graciously offered up to 30 undergraduates the opportunity to attend the conference for free. The application process for an invitation is simple — review the conference website, and tell us:

  • Why you want to attend,
  • What you hope to gain from the experience,
  • And how you hope to connect what you learn to your career.To apply, click here.

All applications are due by Wednesday, February 13. Invites will be issued by February 20. (If you have to miss a session or two during class, that’s okay!)

 

Today: Learn How to Ace the Case Interview!

Wondering how to prepare for case interviews? There’s still time to sign up for the “Cracking the Case” workshop today — led by experienced consultants:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012; 4:30 at Silsby Room 028
To sign up, click here.

(If you haven’t heard of case interviews before, case interviewing is a technique used frequently used by employers to gauge your approach to problem solving. Employers interviewing students on-campus generally let you know in advance if they will be using a case during your interviews so you can prepare in advance.)

FALL Internship with JPMorgan Chase’s Consumer and Business Banking and Credit Card Strategy group

FALL internship with JPMorgan Chase’s Consumer and Business Banking and Credit Card Strategy group

**Apply by July 15 @ 11:59PM**

This internship blends exposure to one of the world’s largest financial institutions with a strategy consulting experience. The group works on cutting-edge, special projects for the bank’s most senior management in small, highly cooperative teams. Typical projects include developing growth strategies, designing customer experience, product/technology innovation, assessing and planning market entry, improving operational efficiency, and designing cross-line of business initiatives. www.jpmchase.com

Apply via DartBoard by July 15 @ 11:59PM. Search Job ID# 13408.

Demand Planning Analyst Position (POST-GRAD) at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters – Deadline to apply July 8, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, located in beautiful Waterbury VT, is looking for a recent graduate or alum to fill the Demand Planning Analyst position.  Great opportunity to stay in the beautiful Green Mountains region of New England and enjoy the healthy lifestyle you have pursued while being at Dartmouth.

Do you have experience with performing sales, forecasting and/or marketing analysis in the consumer products industry?  Are you able to work effectively with minimal supervision under tight deadlines and interact comfortably at all levels of the organization? Check out the Demand Planning Analyst Position at:  http://bit.ly/LvM1uQ


Highlighted Skills and Characteristics (Please see click here for a complete list):

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize data, draw conclusions and then communicate a concise, well thought-out thesis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an ambiguous environment with limited direction and supervision
  • Computer system acumen with the aptitude to learn new software languages is required

Location:  Waterbury, Vermont

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with recent graduates’ expectations.

 

Women’s Leadership Camp April 19th – Deadline to Apply APRIL 1st, 2012 for all expenses paid opportunity.

Women’s Leadership Camp

An Event for College Freshmen and Sophomores

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Join us to learn about Goldman Sachs and the financial services industry.  This one-day program features divisional overviews, career workshops and networking with Goldman Sachs business and recruiting professionals.

To apply, please visit our events portal at gs.com/careers/campusevents and search for “Women’s Leadership Camp.”  Applications are due by Sunday, April 1, 2012.

http://www.goldmansachs.com/index.html

 

 

Analyst Intern – M&A Advisory, Blackstone Group (Spring)(Boston)

Analyst Intern – M&A Advisory, Blackstone Group (Spring)(Boston)

Blackstone provides various financial advisory services, including financial and strategic advisory, merger and acquisition advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory, and fund placement services.

Due to the relatively small size of the firm’s deal teams, Spring Analysts are a critical part of the firm’s advisory activities, and  will have the opportunity to assume important and integral roles throughout all phases of a transaction. A minimum GPA of 3.6 and a genuine interest in the technology industry is preferred.

See DartBoard Job #12265 for info on how to apply!

Marketing & Public Relations Associate; Finance Product Specialist – Sageworks, Inc.

Marketing & Public Relations Associate; Finance Product Specialist – Sageworks, Inc. (Raleigh, NC)

Sageworks is a leading financial technology and information firm located in Raleigh, North Carolina (www.sageworksinc.com).  Thousands of accounting firms and financial institutions use Sageworks’ software and financial data in their operations. We have been recognized by Inc. Magazine and Deloitte as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the U.S. Sageworks has a deliberately unique environment and culture that is casual but extremely results-oriented. Sageworks, Inc. hires assertive, directed individuals who are goal-oriented and are committed to our vision of changing how financial information is used by business people.

Marketing & Public Relations Associate (Entry-Level)
The Marketing and Public Relations Associate role will involve executing on a wide spectrum of strategic projects to increase company growth, efficiency, and overall success. Examples of these projects include executing marketing and public relations campaigns on a national level, conducting market research studies, coordinating product releases with the finance and development team, expanding our nonprofit community outreach program, providing marketing and sales support to our sales teams, and coordinating product or corporate marketing strategies.
To apply, please search Job ID #: 10775 in DartBoard.

Finance Product Specialist (Entry-Level)
The position will require financial analysis work within our product development environment:

  • Help develop and test our proprietary financial analysis applications
  • Work independently and lead a team to find bugs and provide solutions within our applications
  • Work with customers such as CPAs, bankers, business brokers, and other finance professionals to establish ways to improve the product then implement necessary changes
  • Develop detailed specifications and work with programmers to develop and test enhancements to the financial software

To apply, please search Job ID #: 10773 in DartBoard.



 

 

Oliver Wyman Case Competition Finalists 3/2/12: All students welcome to watch.

Thayer Consulting Case Competition

Oliver Wyman Case Competition

Final Round: March 2, 9:30am-12:30pm

Cook Auditorium

On March 2, the two finalist teams in the Oliver Wyman Case Competition will present their cases in front of a panel of judges from the Tuck School of Business and representatives from the two sponsoring firms, Oliver Wyman and Axia. Students are invited to come watch the finalist presentations to learn the basics of case solving and presentation, and are free to drop in and out during the event according to their schedules. More info can be found here: http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/thayerconsultingclub/competition.html#About