Ever wonder what happens when a company "goes public" in an IPO or when you deposit money in your bank account? Careers in finance are filled with rewarding opportunities to innovate and solve problems that lie in one of the cornerstone sectors of the U.S. economy. Whether you are curious about the steps involved in entering the finance industry, the different paths that your career can take, or how your UChicago education will transition to your career, engaging with these alumni is a great way to answer your questions and meet inspiring people. These accomplished alumni have prestigious backgrounds ranging from investment banking to financial planning, sales and trading to investment management, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from them about what it takes to succeed in a rewarding financial services career.
Ophelia Barsketis, AB'79
Senior Portfolio Manager, Northern Trust
Mrs. Barsketis graduated with a BA in 1979. Since she was a commuter student as well as worked nearly full time, she had minimal participation in after school activities. The one thing she remembers is playing a lot of handball. In 1981 Mrs Barsketis received her international MBA from a small school in Arizona called American Graduate School of Int'l Management. Alums are known as Thunderbirds. Mrs. Barsketis has spent her entire career in the investment field. She was mostly in the global investing field. After September 11th and four kids, the world of international travel no longer appealed to her. Mrs. B lives in the western suburbs.
Douglas Jackman, AB'89, MBA'95
Executive Vice President, Thomas White International, Ltd.
Mr. Jackman graduated from the College in 1989 with a degree in Economics and from the Booth School in 1995 with an MBA in Finance and Accounting. While in the College, Doug was active in Varsity Football, Order of the C and Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He was awarded the Howell-Murray and a member of the Maroon Key Society. Today, Mr. Jackman is an Executive Vice President of Thomas White International, Ltd. and a Senior Member of the Investment Committee. He joined the firm in 1995. The firm manages $2.0B in global equities. Doug is also responsible for institutional client service and marketing areas. He is also a member and Director of the CFA Society of Chicago. From 1989-93, Doug worked in NYC at Morgan Stanley programming equity and f/x trading systems. In college, he worked as a research assistant at the Center for Research in Security Prices.