Wall Street Exchange Highlights Session 1 at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

The Wall Street Exchange Summer Program (WSE) began our 2019 season last week! The FWA has been running the Wall Street Exchange program for more than 40 years!

WSE is a series of events hosted by top firms and companies for the purpose of professional and personal development as well as networking for a competitively selected group of rising college seniors working as summer interns in the New York metropolitan area. This year’s enthusiatic class of 44 summer interns represent 25 prestigious colleges and universities* and 21 highly respected firms, many of whom are President’s Circle members.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) hosted this year’s first session entitled “A Day in the Life.” Mike Sebring, Head of Inclusion and Diversity, SMBC Americas Division, helped coordinate the event and moderated a panel of 4 highly engaging and interesting SMBC employees.

They discussed what it is like to work for SMBC, gave the students great advice on best practices for career success & advancement, and spoke about the interesting cultural aspects of working for a company based in Japan and operating in the United States. SMBC was a very gracious host by providing an engaging panel, answering all of the student’s questions, providing a delicious spread, and providing SMBC swag.

The WSE program has 5 remaining sessions and will run through the end of July. Marline Alexander and Pia Matthes are the Co-Chairs of the Wall Street Exchange Committee and Michael Taylor, FWA Educational Programs Manager, provides logistical support for the Wall Street Exchange program.

Participants Colleges/Universities

Baruch College
Boston College
Brandeis University
Brooklyn College
Bryn Mawr College
Colgate University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Lehman College
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
Pace University
Rutgers University
Seton Hall University
St. John’s University
The Cooper Union
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Alabama
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
Villanova University
Wellesley College