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Financial Markets Trip

Monday, November 24, 2014 

What we will visit

The Chicago Board of Trade and the Federal Reserve Bank.


Who should go?

Students with majors in Economics, Finance, MIS, MBA, Accounting are encouraged to attend to learn about the financial markets, economic policy, trends, the impact of electronic trade and globalization of trading.  

Communications and Journalism majors may also attend to see some of the non-traditional positions available particularly at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.   



6:00 a.m.
Van departs from Career Services Parking lot (students may drive separately, but must be in the building of the designated location by 9:45 a.m.) 
9:45 a.m.
All students must be in the 141 W. Jackson Street entrance to the Chicago Board of Trade
10:00 a.m.
Tour of the trading floors at the Chicago Board of Trade from the observation deck
11:30 a.m.
Lunch at Lloyd's with EIU alumni working in Financial Services including a Clearing Portfolio Manager, CME & The Associate Managing Director, The Private Bank     
12:30-1:00 p.m.
Networking with alumni from the Fed and other institutions  


2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Tour of Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Q & A period with Federal Reserve Bank employee/EIU Alumni
3:30 p.m.
Van departs for Charleston
7:00 p.m.
Van arrives in Charleston and drops off participants to their in-town homes or cars


Required Attire

Attire is business attire (pants, suits, dress shirts & ties for men).   No jeans or casual clothing!   Wear comfortable shoes.    


What to bring

You must bring a Photo I.D.   Lunch will be provided, but is recommended that you bring some money for a snack on the way home.    



Please note:  This event is free to current Panther Recruiting PLUS+ Members.  If you are not a member of Panther Recruiting PLUS+, your registration will automatically give you access to Panther Recruiting PLUS+  and a $40 registration fee will be billed to your student account.  Find out more about Panther Recruiting PLUS+ 


Step One: Complete Registration Form.   Space is limited.   Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.   Once full, your name will be placed on a wait-list.    

Step Two: Print and Sign Travel Waiver Form and bring to Career Services.   This form is required for participation. 


Questions?  Contact Linda Moore at 217-581-7034 or llmoore@eiu.edu.