FULL-TIME MS ORIENTATION – OPTIONAL WORKSHOP Schedule

JHU Carey Washington DC Campus; 1625 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Thursday, August 17

Professional Communication, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
This workshop introduces students to a process for organizing and delivering oral and written communications in a business setting. It includes the importance of non-verbal skills; the use of storytelling to capture the interest of listeners and readers; and Barbara Minto's pyramid principle for organizing material logically.  Register Now

Top Library Resources for Finance, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Librarians will show participants generally how to access the library’s considerable collection of online and print resources, while highlighting specialized databases designed for their coursework and research.  Register Now

IT Tools and Resources, 11:10 AM – 12:00 PM
The IT team will provide information on technology resources which are available at each campus. We will also elaborate on the various tools available, including software, e-mail setup, and technical assistance.  Register Now

Top Library Resources
Librarians will show participants generally how to access the library’s considerable collection of online and print resources, while highlighting specialized databases designed for their coursework and research.
Focus on Finance coursework/research, 10:00 – 11:00 AM  Register Now
General Session, 11:10 AM – 12:00 PM  Register Now

Using Statistics for Business Decisions, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
This workshop will refresh your numerical literacy and logical thinking skills.  The formal course starts in Chap. 4 with probability; therefore we will review numerical terminology, organizing and presenting data, measures of central tendency, (mean, median, mode) and data dispersion, (range, variance, standard deviation, and percentiles). We will cover the description of a normal distribution, Empirical Rule, and Z formula. We will discuss how statistics is used every day to persuade you to buy a product, support a cause, vote for a candidate or back a business place agenda. Statistics is both math and art.  Register Now

Friday, August 18

Microsoft Excel for Business, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
This hands-on workshop helps students prepare for Excel in the workplace, providing essential tips and shortcuts for use in business settings. Students will explore formulas, functions, design, data features, and analysis tools as well as features to automate their work. Special focus will be on the use of advanced functions, including IF, VLOOKUP, COUNTIF, SUMIFs and concatenation. The use of Filter and PivotTables for data analysis will also be explored. Students must bring their own laptops to the workshop. Excel version 2013 or later is preferred. Prior Excel experience is necessary. Participants must be able to open, save, and print files as well as have experience formatting cells and creating formulas. Students can explore and practice these and other basic Excel topics prior to the workshop at Lynda.com (Free access with JHED ID and password).  Register Now

Introduction to Python, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
This workshop introduces Python to students and future finance professionals interested in quantitative finance and financial analytics roles. The workshop will include an introduction to Python, financial statistics (including mean, median, mode, variance and standard deviation, and covariance and correlation), and visualization in Python (including Histogram and Box Plots, bar charts and count tables, and scattplot).  Register Now