Twelve HWS students accompanied by Economics Professor Patrick McGuire and Brandi Ferrara, acting director of career counseling, were given a tour and overview of Wall Street on Monday, Dec. 22. The New York City event was designed to expose students to a variety of career options on Wall Street.
The day began with visiting the Trinity Church on Broadway and Wall Street. The Gothic Revival building, designed and constructed by Richard Upjohn and dedicated in 1846, is also the resting tomb site of its former pastor, Bishop Hobart, founder and namesake of Hobart College. Not only did the Trinity Church Parish, under Hobart’s direction, contribute mightily to the City of New York by helping to start area hospitals and schools with gifts of money and land, but also gave many gifts to the Geneva community and to the College in its early years.
The students attending included Jonis Belu-John ’04, Alexander Bogin ’04, William Brame ’06, Karl Brautigam ’04, Nathaniel Breighner ’04, Steven Camerota ’04, Robert Drake ’04, Nick Hoagland ’07, Costas Liappas ’04, Justin MacKlin ’04, Tejvir Rathore ’05 and Oscar Veras ’04.
The students continued the day at the New York Stock Exchange, Standard & Poor’s corporate offices and at Merrill Lynch’s bond trading center. The students learned about the specific skill sets required for a rewarding career in the financial service industry and were provided with a greater comprehension of the analytical skills, expertise, tools and data required of the Hobart and William Smith alums who offered time and effort to host the day.
Many thanks have been extended to the following Hobart and William Smith alumni and alumnae for helping make the day on Wall Street a great success: Sean McCooey ’78, Leo O'Neill ’62, Richard Carr ’98, Eric Hedman ’94, Wendy Freeman ’92, Edward Liebowitz ’01, Mark Levin ’00 and Bob Boyle ’82.
Major gifts officer and director of the Wheeler Society K.C. Cassell ’82 also attended.