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Pillars of Wall Street Training Available to Students

Hobart and William Smith students are invited to attend a two-day Pillars of Wall Street training session designed to provide the fundamental skills necessary for leaders in the competitive financial arena after graduation. Students interested in economics, finance, business, social entrepreneurship and non-profit development are encouraged to apply.

Taught by seasoned industry professionals, Pillars of Wall Street uses real-life case studies and analyses, encouraging participants to think critically and go beyond their comfort zone. Topics range from investment banking and financial statement analysis to valuation fundamentals and forecasting. The program includes interactive lectures, spreadsheet modeling and analysis, paper-based drills, review sessions, homework, exams and group valuation projects.

“Alums at J.P. Morgan, including infrastructure and real estate associate Michael Garland ’12, have encouraged HWS students to participate in Pillars of Wall Street sessions because of how comprehensive their programs are. They provide important learning opportunities for students to enhance their skills and better understand key areas vital for succeeding in the financial industry,” says Brandi Ferrara, director of the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education. “We are excited to have the program at HWS and encourage students to take this additional step in professional development as they prepare for careers in finance and business.”

The two-day Pillars of Wall Street training sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10. Training is open to all students and the registration deadline is Sunday, April 29. For more details, students should contact the Salisbury Center at (315) 781-3514 or email: cso@hws.edu.

Facilitated through the Salisbury Center, the program is being funded thanks to the generosity of Chair Emeritus of the Board of Trustees L. Thomas Melly ’52 L.H.D. ’02 and Honorary Trustee and former Chair of the Board Charles H. Salisbury Jr. ’63, P’94, L.H.D.’08.

Pillars of Wall Street was co-founded by Matthew Holaves and Aalok Mody, who have worked together as investment bankers and financial trainers. They both have extensive experience leading financial training courses throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.