Upcoming and Past Events

2017-2018 events:

The Foster Finance Society is excited to host a full slate of events this year to enable students to explore finance careers, network with industry professionals and alums, and prepare for landing a job in finance. Keep an eye out for additional events, as we’re constantly identifying new opportunities for our members.


  • Apptio’s IPO with Co-Founder and CFO Kurt Shintaffer, October 4th, 12:30-1:20pm
  • Preview into the World of Finance, ft. John Connors & Thomas Gilbert, October 17th, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Full-time interview prep sessions, October
  • M&A Investment Banking with Shaun Westfall, October 27th, 12:30-1:20pm
  • CAIA and Alternative Investments with Geir A. Watland, CFA, CAIA, November 1st, 5:30-6:30pm
  • CFA Society Information Session, November 7th, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Combined Finance/Tech Trek to the Bay Area, November 9th-10th
  • Corporate Finance Career Pathing and Alumni Networking event, November


  • Internship interview prep sessions, January – February
  • Finance Electives panel, January
  • Earnings Calls Drinks and Discussion, January
  • Career Paths Lunch & Learn, February
  • Finance Movie night for C4C, February
  • Boardroom Speaker Series, February – March
  • Local company visits, February – March


  • Career Paths Lunch & Learn, April
  • Boardroom Speaker Series, April – May
  • Local company visits, April – May
  • Things I Wish I Would Have Known (for my internship), May
  • Spring Alumni Social, May

2016-2017 events:

Boardroom Speaker Series:

In addition to hosting a number of panels and events focused on career development, interview preparation, and academic success, each year the Foster Finance Society hosts several leaders from the Seattle and broader West Coast finance community to share their insights on the local, national, and international finance landscape.  Last year’s speakers included:

  • David Bonderman, Founder at TPG Capital
  • Shaun Westfall, Managing Director at Jefferies
  • Trevor Cox, Managing Partner and Founder at Eisbach Group
  • Will Lana, Partner at Trillium Asset Management
  • RJ Jones, Vice President of Corporate and Investor Relations at Zillow Group
  • Patrick Ringland, Managing Director and Owner at Meridian Capital
  • Alan Frazier, Founder and Chairman of Frazier Healthcare Partners

Social Events:

The Finance Society also has fun! We host a variety of events to engage the Foster and greater Seattle finance community in social and networking opportunities, such as:

  • Young Alumni Happy Hour at the Washington Athletic Club
  • Earnings Calls Drinks and Discussion featuring analysis and commentary by key professors
  • Finance Movie Night for Challenge for Charity
  • Dry Powder, a High-Finance comedy drama at the Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Spring Alumni Social at the Almquist Family Winery