since it's on wednesday, i.e. many students have classes, what is the program's stance on events such as this - is it possible to work around to accommodate attendance (e.g. give out assignments but have no class on that day, etc), or should we come to class.
are these up to individual professors to decide, or is there some baruch-wide policy that governs this?
i guess, this applies to other events similar in nature to this one.
The answer to all of your questions is probably no. This being NYC, this kind of events are held weekly. Being a student in Baruch MFE program and taking courses at night, it means that most of the time, you will no be able to attend. I have never been able to attend any of the events that held after 6pm.
If you are PT student, you may be able to attend a couple. Take solace in the fact that you can always attend events later as long as you work in NYC. This is why NYC is such a big location advantage in professional development.