Stock Investing by Benjamin Bystrom

February 11th from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM HST

This Seminar will prepare students for careers in Stock Trading, Investment and Commercial Banking, Equity Research, Asset Management and Corporate Finance. The Skills covered will include:

  • Picking the best stocks to Buy, Sell or Hold

  • Calculating Corporate Equity value through various methods including Earnings Multiple, Discounted Free Cash Flow and Dividend Growth Model

  • Evaluating Financial Statements and Corporate Disclosure Information

  • Determining Sales and Earnings Growth Drivers

  • Analyzing Market and Industry dynamics

  • Quantifying risk and its impact on Corporate value

Sustainable Finance by Alexander Hittle

March 4th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM HST


Hawaii Commercial Real Estate Market by Anthony Provenzano

February 25th from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM HST

Anthony Provenzano will be presenting Hawaii Commercial Real Estate. He will share a brief history of his professional career and experience in real estate since graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. An expert in this field, he will be sharing updates with the current market including trends in Retail, Office, Industrial, and Hotel Markets. Members of the Financial Management Association will be given advice to those interested in careers in commercial real estate sales, leasing, investment, and management. 


Sustainable Finance by Alexander Hittle

March 4th from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM HST

This Workshop will explore the idea of "Sustainable Finance" -- the idea that considerations beyond pure financial return should be central to investment decision-making by Business Leaders and Portfolio Managers. In particular, "ESG" -- Environmental, Social, and Governmental -- factors are highlighted. Sustainable finance advocates claim that this broader approach is a necessary and overdue improvement over traditional finance. Doubters argue that businesses are designed to make money and that it is the duty of government regulators, not profit-seeking firms, to ensure that market participants do not cause excessive environmental and social harm.  In addition, doubters argue that maximizing societal wealth is a necessary prerequisite to achieving other social goals. Both views will be covered in the workshop. Participants will be presented with the arguments and given a chance to formulate their own views.

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Real Estate by Abe Lee

March 9th from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM HST

Abe will cover several topics in his presentation:

  • Why is Real Estate a good investment vehicle?  How do I get started in buying Real Estate & what are the different methods?

  • Should I consider making Real Estate a Career?  What are the pros and cons?  Can I sell part time as an Agent?  How much can I make?

  • What are the requirements to be License? 

  • Who should take the Course? 

    • The course is good for several types of people:  Selling real estate requires a real estate license by the State of Hawaii. Whoever wants to buy or sell real estate for their own use could benefit from the Course.  The Pre-License Course is full of information on the licensing laws, the buying and selling process, Escrow, ways to hold title to property, various financing options. The Course covers 25 plus topics on real estate which is invaluable.

Fundamentals of Data Analytics by Eduard O. Merc

March 24th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM HST

In this Workshop, we will explore the Fundamentals of Data Analytics. You’ll understand how data analytics can be used in the Corporate World, to maintain competitive advantage as well as look at some examples of data analytics tools geared towards improved data interpretation and understanding of customer trends. We will also explore:

  • Data analytics terminology

  • Data analytics structure

  • Data analytics certification for future career advancement   


Hawaii's Top Real Estate Agents by Derek Kamm

April 5th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM HST

Establishing Your Brand Identity by Cherise Lee

April 29th from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM 

A Brand Identity consists of what your brand believes in. Your values, how you communicate your product, and most importantly, what you want people to feel when they interact with it. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, states “Branding is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours understanding, developing and driving their brands, so it only makes sense that we invest the time and energy in doing the same for ourselves. In this workshop, you will learn proven methods to establish your own personal brand through mastering your mindset, creating a powerful resume and establishing strong and meaningful connections that will propel you in your career.