Investment Banking Immersion

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Potential leveraged buyout: Our client took the driver’s seat

This week we were presenting our potential leveraged buyout case—and we had a special guest: Christina Park, MBA ’02, managing director in leveraged finance at RBC Capital Markets.

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Professor profiles: Cornell Johnson’s Drew Pascarella

Stacy Blackman interviews Drew Pascarella, Lecturer of Finance at the Johnson School, on his journey into academia, the trends he foresees in his field, and his favorite aspect of teaching at Cornell.

Photo of Santiago and his IPO team for the Investment Banking Immersion working in a breakout room
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AGS IPO: Casino Royale meets Investment Banking Immersion

Like clockwork, 8 a.m. dictates that a new case will be posted on Blackboard, team assignments to follow. I log in, knowing that we are going to be pitching an Initial Public Offering (IPO).

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IBI case #1: The name is bonds, corporate bonds

The first Investment Banking Immersion (IBI) case was emailed at 8 a.m. on Monday. Drew Pascarella, lecturer of finance, does not waste a single second.

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Investment banking is a team sport: IBI’s Leadership Day

Our kickoff to the Investment Banking Immersion was underway. There were no handouts or laptops, and people were dressed in sweats not suits.

Photo of Peter Ferrara, MBA ’19, at the 2017 Office of Diversity and Inclusion Reception in New York City
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Toigo Fellows complement Johnson’s strengths in finance and diversity

The Toigo program is widely considered the most prestigious MBA fellowship awarded to individuals from underrepresented minorities that want to pursue a career in financial services.

Winners of the 2017 Stock Pitch Challenge: Mark Krutty, MBA ’19; Shashank Manchanda, MBA ’19; and me, Abdullah Al-Rezwan, MBA ’19
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Bringing the Stock Pitch Challenge trophy home

This year, my team and I are absolutely thrilled to bring home the Jack M. Ferraro Trophy. We are elated and overwhelmed to represent Johnson.

A decade in the making: From military to MBA
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A decade in the making: From military to MBA

I certainly don’t know where I will be in another ten years. What I can say is, between the military and my MBA, I feel prepared for whatever comes next.

Hispanic MBA Summit 2017 with members of HABLA and the board of the Hispanic Business Association at Columbia Business School
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From hometown to MBA, where communities meet

I grew up in a predominantly black neighborhood and most of my best friends are black—this was a moment when my communities met.