The 2018 Wall Street Exchange (“WSE”) Program was a major success. This year’s program, which extended from June 13th through August 2nd , was hosted by BMO, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, MUFG, New York Life, SMBC, and Wells Fargo. A total of 34 applicants were accepted into the program this year. Program participants hailed from 25 colleges and universities, including Baruch College, Bucknell University, NYU, Lehman College, Howard University, Cornell University, Columbia University to name a few, and held internship positions at major institutions including FWA President Circle Firms MUFG, BNP Paribas, Wells Fargo. Other internship employers included Barclays, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and MTA New York City.
This year’s weekly WSE Program sessions included (i) career panel discussions on various topics including emotional intelligence for workplace success and tips on turning an internship into a full time offer,(ii) keynote addresses on various topics including increasing one’s impact to be seen and move up, and best practices for creating a powerful marketing plan and resume and (iii) workshops on resume writing, mock interviews and trading desk activities.
Special Thank you to the following:
- WSE Committee members (Chen Rao, Sasha Arkhangelska, Albina Zaripova, Caroline Delanoy, Gerri Sciolto, Laura Smith Dunaief, Co-Chairs Marline Alexander and Pia Matthes) and the FWA Office (Ria Davis, Lisa Buddenhagen and Amanda Grace), for the outstanding collaborative efforts resulting in another successful program.
- Stacy Musi for graciously agreeing to provide inspiring closing remarks at the August 2nd closing session hosted by BNP Paribas.
- Marietta Bottero for her consultative collaboration and for graciously taking the lead at the July 25th session hosted by MUFG.
- Laura Smith Dunaief for her exceptional devotion to the WSE Program.
About Wall Street Exchange
The Wall Street Exchange a career development program sponsored by Financial Women’s Association (FWA) of New York, with over 1,000 alumni to date. The program is designed to augment and coincide with the summer internship work experience of select qualified rising college seniors working as interns in the New York metropolitan area. This year, a cohort of 34 WSE participants from diverse backgrounds had the opportunity to expand their peer networks outside of their internship firms.
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