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Big Data for Drug Repurposing: A Conversation with Dr. Kleiman, Founder of Cures Within Reach

In partnership with the Harvard Big Data Club, we are hosting the following event:


How to Leverage Your PhD in Finance?

Every year (usually in the spring) the Harvard GSAS Business Club offers this Finance Skills Workshop. This program begins with an introduction to quantitative analysis in finance. Dr. Hladik discusses what it means to be a “quant”, as well as review the statistical and econometric background that is important for many quantitative roles. Finally she describes how statistical and econometric concepts can be applied to risk management and trading.

Dr. Hladik also be discusses how one can leverage training from their PhD or graduate school degree to pursue a career in finance.

Finance Skills Workshop

Alumna Instructor: Karen Hladik, Ph.D. ’84, Business Economics

Most recent workshop: April 16, 2019

Karen Hladik has had a long and successful career in the financial industry, focusing on quantitative modeling and portfolio analytics in equity markets. Karen has a unique perspective on how one can apply one’s Ph.D. in a variety of corporate, consulting, and financial positions. She is currently a member of the GSAS Alumni Association Council and a director of Harvard University’s Alumni Association.


Jargon Jungle Workshop

Are you interested in pursuing a finance-related career and learning more about the common and esoteric vocabulary of options and risk management?

Every year the Harvard GSAS Business Club offers the Jargon Jungle Workshop. This interactive program, led by Karen Hladik (PhD '84) will help you better understand how to effectively use the terminology in the stock market and financial industry.

Dr. Hladik also be discusses how one can leverage training from their PhD or graduate school degree to pursue a career in finance.

Jargon Jungle Workshop, Overview of Financial Asset Classes & An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Stock Market

Alumna Instructor: Karen Hladik, Ph.D. ’84, Business Economics

Most recent workshop: March 26, 2019

The financial industry is notorious for its own language, from commonplace stocks (“equities”) and bonds (“fixed income”) to the more esoteric vocabulary of options and risk management. This workshop will cover some of the basic terminology used in the stock market, including:

  • “Assets” and “asset classes”
  • Variations on “common stock”, including “options”, “futures”, and “shorting”
  • Portfolio “risk” and “return” measures
  • Trading terminology

Included in this workshop is a glossary of financial terms.

Karen Hladik has had a long and successful career in the financial industry, focusing on quantitative modeling and portfolio analytics in equity markets. Karen has a unique perspective on how one can apply one’s Ph.D. in a variety of corporate, consulting, and financial positions. She is currently a member of the GSAS Alumni Association Council and a director of Harvard University’s Alumni Association.


Forum on 21st Century Education

In partnership with the Harvard Alumni for Education and Techii, we are hosting the following event: