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The Options Industry Council Announces 'Road To Wall Street' Returns to the Stuart School of Business at IIT


Chicago, IL — November 6, 2013

The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that the next event in its university outreach program, The Road to Wall Street: Analyze Your Options, will be at the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago for college students and faculty from IIT as well as the Chicagoland area on Friday, November 15.

OIC's Road to Wall Street program, which began in 2010, partners with a university to educate students about options and careers within the options industry. The informative half-day events are designed for students and faculty featuring successful exchange leaders, options traders, technology experts and other industry professionals. Topics covered include experiences from the field, how the listed options markets work, where the industry is headed, and how to get started in the options business.

Registration for the IIT event opens at 8:15 a.m. and the program starts at 9:00 a.m. with opening remarks followed by "Options Overview" presented by Alan Grigoletto, Vice President of Education at OIC. Then the Keynote guest speaker Veda Kaufman Levin, Senior Managing Director at Mesirow Financial, will present. The second half of the program includes the panel discussions, “How Technology Drives the Industry” led by OptionsCity CEO Hazem Dawani and “Getting Started in the Options Business” led by Product Development Manager for TheStreet's OptionsProfits, Jill Malandrino.

OIC's Road to Wall Street events are open to all college students currently enrolled in a 2- or 4-year undergraduate or graduate degree program. Registration is now available

About OIC
OIC is an industry cooperative funded by BATS Options, BOX Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, C2 Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, MIAX Options, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, NASDAQ Options Market, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options and OCC. OIC was formed in 1992 to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. OIC's resources include: Investor Services live help at 1-888-OPTIONS, its educational website at, live seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, and educational literature.

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