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HWS on Wall Street

Wall_St_Experience_9Tapping into HWS’ expansive network of alums and parents working at some of the top financial firms in the world, the Colleges’ annual finance career exploration program took a select group of students to New York City for an inside look into Wall Street and the wide range of careers they can pursue within the industry.

This year’s “NYC Finance Experience Program” was the largest trip yet. Facilitated by the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, an extra day was added to the now four-day program in order to accommodate visits with more than 90 HWS alums and parents, and their colleagues, at financial giants like Bloomberg, NASDAQ, Standard & Poor’s, and J.P. Morgan Chase, among many others. The scope of the program was also broadened to include an insurance and commercial real estate component, highlighting other industries within the financial realm that include both analytical and quantitative careers.

“By visiting HWS alums and parents in their corporate offices, students learned firsthand the types of careers available in the finance sector,” says Jackie Doyle P’14, P’19, associate director of the Salisbury Center. “This helps them narrow their focus, engage directly with hiring personnel and create valuable connections.”

Wall Street0103Students also met with both senior-level alums and young alums starting their careers, as well as received valuable advice on breaking into the industry and the necessary academic steps to success. They connected with recruiters at select firms, which in past years has resulted in summer internship and even job opportunities for many participants.

Accompanying the students were Professor of Economics Tom Drennen, Vice President for Enrollment and Admissions and Dean of the Salisbury Center Bob Murphy, Assistant Director of the Salisbury Center Erin Brockway and Doyle.

The participating firms and HWS alums and parents were as follows:

Katie Koelle ’11, Alex Graf ’09, Andy Brennan ’09, Alex Pinsky ’10 and Joe Gibbons ’14.

Dennis Bakos ’91, Greg Ciciola ’12, Christopher Martin ’82, Jason Merritt ’09, Patrick Mueller ’99, Chris Peters P’19, Gregory Pierce ’85 and Jessica Tarantino ’12.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Julie Anne Baghajian ’15, HWS Trustee Aileen Gleason ’85,  Ryan Farrell ’15, Kiersten Hamilton ’12, Madeline Brooks Hamilton ’08, and Stephanie Soybel ’11 and Lindsey Farrell Stampone ’08.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Jeffrey Gerson ’85, P’16, Gregory Meisel ’87 and Jacqueline Minnehan ’14.

Kirsten Anderson ’15, Adam Kansler ’90 and Marnie Merrill ’15.

Joyce Cupaiuolo Rosely ’92.

Adam Alvaro ’10, Christopher “Chip” Armstrong ’08, Mantvydas Barkauskas ’08, Christopher Burke ’03, Joseph Busuttil P’17, Francis Gilhool ’85, P’16, David Lohuis P ’14, P’16 and Dana Morse ’10.

Standard & Poor’s
Caroline Demeter ’15, C. Eric Hedman ’94 and Georgia Jones ’04.

Alexander Porter ’12.

Chubb Insurance
David Lupica ’86.

AON Insurance
Peter Holz ’15, Janine Smith P’17 and Alexander Williams ’16.

Citi Private Bank
Margaret Bluhm ’15, Caroline Ross Galdabini ’89, Yaoxin Liu ’12, and Mehmaz “Naz” Vahid-Ahdieh ’85, P’17.

J.P. Morgan Chase
William Brame ’06, Michael Garland ’12, Julia “Cat” Gorman ’15, Jonathan Kessler P’17, Kate MacKinnon ’77, Brendan Neary ’93, Alexandrina Nikolova ’16, Brittany Gannon O’Shea ’06, Eric Stein ’89, Sarah Tarantino ’12, Bowen Wang ’14, Ruiting “Brezeck” Wang ’14 and Alison Ware ’16.

Credit Suisse
Marco Ronning ’15 and HWS Trustee Craig Stine ’81, P’17.

Colliers International NY LLC
Alexander Jinishian ’76.

KeyBanc Capital Markets
James Lilly ’83.

Fitch Ratings
Theodore Niedermayer ’84.

Ian Cameron P’17, Scott Ghiraldi ’10, Lisa Nelson ’12 and Thomas Smith P’18.