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Investing in Wall Street Futures

Students Meet Top Financial Execs

Despite a tumultuous market, HWS students interested in finance and economics discovered over winter break that they can achieve their dreams of working in the financial industry.  They’re especially grateful for the alums and parents who offered their expert advice at the Wall Street Event in New York City sponsored by the Career Services Office. The event – held from Jan. 12-13 – gave stock-savvy students a firsthand look at how the market works, from the trading floor to skyscraper offices.

Students were able to tour executive offices, see the inner-workings of jobs on Wall Street and meet some of the leading movers and shakers in the financial sector thanks to the outstanding support from:

  • Standard and Poor’s Director of Structured Finance Ratings Eric Hedman ’94 and Copy Editor Georgia Jones ’04;
  • Citigroup Global Market Inc.’s Managing Director Craig Stine ’81 and Analyst Trevor Pieri ’08;
  • Deutsche Bank’s Managing Director Robert Karofsky ’89;
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Senior Vice President Steve Bridgman P’10;
  • J. P. Morgan Operations’ Vice President of Broker Dealer and Investment Advisor Services Patty Norton ’90, Managing Director Steven Bardong ’95, Managing Director Chapin Bates ’81, P’09, Trading Analyst Will Brame ’06, Marc Borden ’07 and Analyst Colby Fean ’07;
  • GVA Williams’ Executive Managing Director Alex Jinishian ’76 and Associate Cory Albrycht ’02;
  • Oppenheimer & Company’s Senior Managing Director David Tufts ’67.

“It was inspiring to see so many HWS alums,” said Will Connery ’12. “The Wall Street event showed me that Hobart and William Smith graduates are recognized by big companies. I enjoyed the tours because we were able to see the work environment and briefly understand what it is like to be working there.”

With a lineup that was more extensive than last year, Career Services Office Employer Relations Associate Director Joe Ambrosetti said the program offered solid advice to students interested in careers in finance. “Although the stock market has certainly taken a hit in recent times, young talent is still needed in every career field, including Wall Street,” he said.