Blackstone Restructuring, AQR Presentation, Class Dinners, and Thanksgiving Dinner!

Hi M&Ts,

Below are upcoming events. Have a great week!


Upcoming Events:

Blackstone Restructuring Simulation | Tuesday, November 13 | 6:00 p.m. | JMHH G65

AQR Interactive Research Presentation and Info Session | Thursday, November 15 | 4:30 pm | JMHH 355

Sophomore Dinner | Friday, November 16th | 7:30 p.m. | Sitar

Junior/Senior Dinner | Saturday, November 17th | 7:30 p.m. | Baby Blue’s

Thanksgiving Dinner | Monday, November 19th | 8:00 p.m. | TBD Huntsman Room


Event Descriptions & RSVP forms below:

Blackstone Restructuring Simulation | Tuesday, November 13th | 6:00 p.m. | JMHH G65

No experience or knowledge required! Blackstone presents an introduction to restructuring, followed by Q&A about job and internship opportunities. Open to all years of M&T. RSVP link: AQR Financial Research Presentation | Thursday, November 15th | 4:30 p.m. | JMHH 355 AQR will walk through the results of a typical research presentation (empirical financial research) in an interactive format. Open to all years of M&T. RSVP link:


Sophomore Dinner | Friday, November 16th | 7:30 p.m. | Sitar

Come eat dinner with your fellow sophomores and enjoy a subsidized Indian buffet dinner! Sitar is located at 60 South 38th Street. Please RSVP here:


Junior/Senior Dinner | Saturday, November 17th | 7:30 p.m. | Baby Blue’s

Come eat dinner with your fellow juniors and seniors and enjoy a great BBQ meal! Baby Blue’s is located at 3402 Sansom Street. Please RSVP here:


Thanksgiving Dinner | Monday, November 19th | 8 p.m. | TBD Huntsman Room

Enjoy delicious food including turkey, chicken, mac and cheese, corn bread, mashed potatoes, and more all while spending time with and giving thanks for your fellow M&Ts! Please RSVP here:

Microsoft & Career Services Event Tomorrow, Class Dinners, Blackstone Restructuring & AQR Events

Hey M&Ts!

Just a few reminders for you, as well as some new events to mark on your calendars!

M&T Microsoft Career Opportunities Skype Information Session – Tomorrow, 12:00 in JMHH F36
Interested in an Internship or Future Career at Microsoft? Come to the M&T Microsoft Career Opportunities Skype Information Session tomorrow from 12:00pm-12:30pm in F36!  An M&T alum, Amin Lakhani, a Windows Phone Program Manager at Microsoft, and Nicole Glockner, a Recruiter at Microsoft, will be talking about available opportunities for M&T students.
Please RSVP to this event:
M&T/ Career Services Event – Tomorrow, 2:30 to 3:30 pm in JMHH F55   
Students interested in how to maximize their coordinated dual degree program on their resume should consider attending the M&T/Career Services Event.  Representatives from Career Services will be on hand to provide resume advice.  Upperclassmen will also be present for the second half of this session to discuss their past summer internships.

Freshmen Dinner – RSVP by Saturday, 2 pm
The M&T Freshmen Dinner will be held at Sang Kee this Sunday (Nov 11) at 6pm. Sign up at Note, the deadline to RSVP is this Saturday at 2 pm!!

Blackstone Restructuring Simulation
Join Blackstone professionals and M&T alumni as they provide an introduction to financial restructuring, walk through the key considerations for companies and investors in distressed situations and discuss the Blackstone Restructuring analyst experience. Use this link to RSVP:

Tuesday, November 13 from 6-8pm, location TBD in Huntsman.
Business formal attire, food provided, open to all years of M&T! Please see email attachment for further event details.

AQR Interactive Research Presentation and Info Session
AQR Capital will present the results of a typical research project (empirical financial research) in an interactive format that engages that audience. They will also have two employees who are M&T alums on hand to answer questions in a more traditional info session format. Open to all years of M&T! Thursday, Nov. 15 in JMHH 355 from 4:30-5:30pm. AQR is a global provider of investment management services. They have a strong desire to employ M&T students.
This will be a unique event and we’re looking forward to it. RSVP by filling out this form:
Sophomore Dinner – Save the Date
The M&T Sophomore Dinner will be held at Sitar on Friday, November 16th at 7:30 pm. Look out for an RSVP form next week.

M&T Junior & Senior Dinner
Come together for a Junior/Senior Dinner! The dinner will be on Saturday 11/17 at 7PM, at a location to be determined. Any questions, or suggestions of places to eat, please email Jason Rudin at If you are going to attend, please fill out the google form here.

M&T Sweatshirts, CPG, Trading Simulation & Freshman Dinner

Hey M&Ts!

We have quite a few events coming up once the storm passes. Enjoy your days off and stay dry!

M&T Apparel

M&T Sweatshirts are in!!! For those who haven’t seen them yet, they are navy blue, crew neck, and perfect for the fall (or for the hurricane!) They are available for $15 in the M&T Office, and can be purchased at the front desk during business hours. Exact change please.

Course Planning Guide – November 1
Have questions for your schedule for next semester? Want to know the best tricks to double count your classes?  Put Thursday, November 1st at 6pm, JMHH G88, on your calendar for our CPG (course planning guide) Session! Make sure to think about what classes you’d like to take next semester and build a mock schedule!
Juniors and Seniors, we all need help with our schedules, come on Thursday, November 1st at 6 pm in JMHH G88 to help us plan what to take next semester.  Know some cool classes or some double counting tricks, please impart that knowledge to the rest of the underclassmen!

Trading Simulation – November 2

All M&T students are invited to M&T Club’s annual Trading Simulation from 4-5pm Friday! The trading simulation is a casual, social, fun, competitive event that doesn’t require you to know anything about trading. All you need is common sense and a competitive spirit. Here’s how it will work:
Everyone will pair off – one person will be the seller and the other person will be the buyer. We (the hosts of the event) will gradually reveal more and more details about a “Mystery Item” that your team can buy or sell shares of. At the beginning, you’ll have only a very vague idea of what it is, but by the end you’ll probably have a very good guess at what it is. The winner is the team at the end of the round that has made the most money during the trading.
Friday, November 2 (this Friday)
Be sure to RSVP via the link below

Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel
The Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel was a great success.  If you attended the event, here is the contact information for the alumni on the panel.
Tobias Dengeltobiasdengel@gmail.com
Jason Halpernjsnhlprn@gmail.com
Alex Furmanskyalex@sparkology.com
Jay Shekjayshek@gmail.com

M&T Freshman Dinner – November 11
Freshmen: Save the date! The M&T Freshman dinner has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 11th!

Have a great week!

Your M&T Club

Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel, Course Planning Guide Session, and Lineages

Hey M&Ts,

With Fall Break winding down, we wanted to share upcoming events M&T Club will be hosting:

M&T Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel, Oct 26:
Who: You!
What: M&T Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel Q&A Session
When: Friday, October 26th from 3:00-4:30
Where: JMHH G86
Why: To gain valuable insight from M&T alumni on their entrepreneurial endeavors through Q&A.  Not to mention great snacks and drinks will be provided.
Please RSVP via the google doc link.  Hope to see you there!
Course Planning Guide Session, Nov 1:
Underclassmen, Have questions about your schedule for next semester? Want to know the best tricks to double count your classes?  Put November 1st at 6pm on your calendar for our CPG (course planning guide) Session! Make sure to think about what classes you’d like to take next semester and build a mock schedule!
Upperclassmen, we all need help with our schedules. Join us on November 1st to help us plan what to take next semester.  If you know some cool classes or double counting tricks, please impart that knowledge to the rest of us!

Lineage Revelation:
Lineages were revealed last week! If you were not able to make the festivities, do not worry. You will be receiving an email this coming week with the details of the lineage you were placed within!

See everyone on campus this week!
Your M&T Club

M&T Upcoming Events: Alumni Reception, Dan Zwim Coffee Chat and Women’s Bubble Tea Social Event!

Hey M&Ters!

Here’s your weekly update on M&T Club upcoming events!

  • M&T Alumni Reception: Don’t forget to pay Casey the $10 by Tuesday 5pm if you are planning to go to NYC! Those of you on the waitlist will be hear from us shortly about extra spots opening up. If you are not able to go anymore, please contact, so that your friends on the waitlist have a chance to attend.
  • Dan Zwirn Coffee Chat: Have some coffee with a successful M&T and hear about his life after Penn! The Dan Zwirn Coffee Chat will be on Tuesday, October 16th from 3-4pm. Check out his complete bio, attached! Sign up by Friday, October 12th:

Daniel Zwirn is Managing Member of Zwirn Family Interests, LLC and Arena Investors, LLC. From 2001 through mid-2009, he founded and managed the business of D.B. Zwirn & Co. (“DBZ”), of which he was Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. Through its ongoing, normal operations, DBZ managed up to $6 billion of equity capital and approximately $12 billion of assets. The firm, directly or indirectly, employed over 1,000 people across 15 core offices and over 75 specialty finance-oriented exclusive joint ventures throughout North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Latin America. As CIO he personally committed over $10 billion in capital to over 1,000 special situation illiquid investments in addition to overseeing a global series of liquid credit and equity strategies totaling several billion dollars. In addition, he  generated almost $3 billion in gross profits and provided an approximate 95% positive-return months over an approximate eight-year period while the business and predecessor were active.


M&T Club Board

Philly College Day Sunday, Sophomore and Freshmen Events

Hey M&Ts,

We have three events coming up. Here they are!

Philadelphia College Day is this Saturday in the city! There will be live entertainment, free museum admission, giveaways, and more. If you’re interested in heading downtown with some other M&Ts, meet outside the M&T office at 9:30am. For more info about possible activities for the day, visit this site. Wear your M&T Apparel if you are in the mood for some M&T Instagram worthy pics 🙂 Remember to bring your Penn Card.

Sophomore M&Ts: The Sophomore Pizza Party is this Friday, September 28th from Noon – 2pm in the M&T Office! Catch up with your classmates and get to know the awesome new transfer students!

Freshmen M&Ts: We’re planning on hosting an M&T Freshman Dinner on Sunday, October 14th. Previous years have gone to the Sangkee Noodle House at the Sheraton on campus, but we are also considering options. One alternative we’re considering is Dave & Busters downtown. Freshmen, give us your feedback on venue with this super-quick google form so we can be sure to plan a great dinner.

Have a great week,
Your M&T Club

BBL Tomorrow – Friday, 9/21

You are invited to attend the first M&T Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) of the year with Noah Ready-Campbell, Co-Founder and CEO of Twice. Lunch (Cosi) will be provided. RSVP:

Date: Friday, September 21st

Time: 1:00-2:00PM

Location: JMHH F38

Speaker: Noah Ready-Campbell is the co-founder and CEO of Twice (, the web’s first concierge-style clothing marketplace. Customers send in clothing, and Twice professionally photographs and lists the items for sale. Since it takes responsibility for handling all the inventory, Twice can provide like-new shopping perks like same-say shipping, free returns, and 24-hour customer service — along with amazing clothes at 70-90% off retail. Noah graduated from the M&T program at Penn in 2010, with a BSE and MSE in Computer Science, and a BS from Wharton. After graduating he worked as an Associate Product Manager at Google, before quitting to found Twice.

M&T Club Board Applications & M&T Textbook Swap

Hi M&Ts!

Happy Friday! With the new printer in the M&T office and the refreshing water ice, the day couldn’t be better. M&T Club Board has two more points of interest for you today.

For all the new M&T members, the program has an informal textbook swap google doc in case you are looking to sell used textbooks or purchased used copies within the M&T Community. The link can be found HERE.

The M&T Club Board is now accepting applications to kick off the new school year: M&T Club Application Fall 2012. Interested Freshmen and Sophomores are strongly encouraged to apply. Completed applications should be sent to by 5pm on Wednesday, September 12th.

Have a great weekend!

Your M&T Club

Welcome Back!

Hi M&Ts,

Happy NSO! Hopefully everyone is off to an amazing start of the school year. Now that we are all back on campus, we just wanted to remind everyone that the apparel can be picked up from the M&T office on weekdays at the front desk (The office is closed tomorrow and will open at 10:30 on Tuesday). One small correction – Hats are $15, as stated in the order form, not $10 from the email. T-Shirts are $10, Padfolios are $25, and Sweatshirts are $15. If you could please bring exact change, it would be much appreciated!

Good luck with the first week of classes!

Your M&T Club

Hey M&Ts!

We have a ton of awesome events coming up this week and next!

CPG Workshop Tuesday, March 27th at 8 pm

Is Scheduling Scaring You?  Well, we have an event for you! We are holding a CPG Workshop for Upperclassmen to share their valuable advice with underclassman about which classes to take (and those ones you can just petition out of!) If you are worried about your schedule for next semester check out our M&T CPG Workshop Tuesday, March 27th at 8 pm in Steiny D – Room 107!

Upperclassman remember how hard it was to figure out your schedule? Come help those of us who have no idea what we are doing! There will be  a M&T CPG Workshop on Tuesday, March 27th at 8 pm, in Steiny D – Room 107. We would love to hear your advice!

Student Startup Panel, Friday March 30th

Come listen to 5-6 current M&Ts and one M&T grad from last year, Wilson Pulling, talk about their experiences pursuing entrepreneurial ventures at Penn. We will open up to questions from the audience after they each talk about their startup experiences. Friday, March 30 from 3-5pm in JMHH F70. We will have free food and drinks!

M&T Women’s Event, Friday March 30th

Come hang out, eat, and chat with the other M&T girls this Friday, March 30th at 5pm in the 3rd floor lounge of the M&T Office! Sign up here so we know how much food to get!

BBL with Alpesh Chokshi, Monday April 2nd

BBL with Alpesh Chokshi on Monday, April 2nd! He is President of the Global Prepaid business at American Express. As always lunch is provided! See you in the M&T Office for this awesome speaker.

Alpesh Chokshi

President, Global Prepaid

American Express Company

*Alpesh Chokshi is President of the Global Prepaid business. In this role, Mr. Chokshi is responsible for all prepaid products, and is leading the reinvention of the prepaid business, including the Company’s expansion into international markets.

Global Prepaid includes the American Express Gift Card and the 118 year-old American Express Travelers Cheque, the world’s oldest and most popular prepaid product.  In 2008, the Gift Card franchise continued its successful growth trajectory, with record sales in excess of $1 billion. American Express is the world’s largest issuer of universal prepaid gift cards.

As a member of the American Express Global Management Team, Mr. Chokshi plays an active role in shaping the Company’s overall strategic direction.  Prior to joining Global Prepaid, he led The Strategic Planning and Business Development Group for the Company.

Before coming to American Express, he spent eight years as a senior partner at the Mitchell Madison Group, a strategy consulting firm that he co-founded.

He received his MBA from the Wharton School, and received dual undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.