April 08, 2016
Communications and Marketing
Finance majors took their annual trip to New York City where they experienced the hustle and bustle behind the scenes of in the world of finance. Led by Professors Jennifer Kelber '01 and Mike Matheis, eleven seniors visited UBS, Bloomberg, Bank of New York, and JP Morgan, and networked with employees and alumni from Thursday, March 31 until Saturday, April 2.
The group toured facilities and met and questioned employees and alumni about their jobs and industry. Transforming their classroom knowledge into a real-life experience, students had the unique opportunity of visiting the New York Stock Exchange and viewing the dynamic of the Trading Floor after learning about it in Professor Kelber's Investments class. They also attended an alumni networking event on Thursday evening.
"It has been an opportunity for us to see beyond our textbooks and examine closely the practical finance world in New York City," said senior economics and finance major Abdelaziz "Zizo" Alsharawy. "We had the opportunity to meet a diverse group of Saint Anselm professionals who graciously shared with us their stories and gave us valuable advice on our careers."
Professor Kelber anticipates that students will have broadened their horizons after seeing the variety of roles available in the finance world and the different opportunities they can pursue following graduation.
"I hope students come out with a better idea of the possibilities that await them with their degree," Kelber said.
This first-hand experience was made possible by multiple finance executives connected to Saint Anselm, including Greg Merrill '14 at UBS, Kevin Tynan '90 at Bloomberg, Michael Scott '91 at the Bank of New York, and John Bazzano at JP Morgan.
Story by Lauren Wanless '17