27 January 2023 Exploring Finance in NYC
During winter break, Hobart and William Smith students explored careers and met with alums in the financial sector during the New York City Wall Street Experience program hosted by the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education.
From Jan. 9-11, students attended presentations and tours at financial institutions such as HSBC, Bloomberg, Barclays, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.
Led this year by Shayne Feinberg P'17, P'20, the associate director of employer development and engagement for the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, the NYC Wall Street Experience is an extended networking opportunity that draws industry professionals from the HWS community and recruiters from their companies who meet with HWS students, share experiences and advice, and assist with career preparation and planning.
Since its inception, the Salisbury Center’s immersive networking experience has offered a crucial steppingstone for students to begin their careers in the industry, with students and graduates landing internships and then full-time positions.
“The experience itself was engaging across the board and gave a tiny snippet as to what life would be like working in the city,” says J.T. Anderson '25, an economics major and data analytics minor. “The trek opened up many eyes to the reality of working in finance and necessary measures that need to be taken, such as the importance of networking, selling yourself and building a technical skill set. This program narrowed down my options for a future career and introduced me to people who want to help me get there.”
“I think it is important for our students to see that not only can they compete with graduates of business schools, but their liberal arts education often gives them an edge,” says Associate Professor of Economics Evren Damar, who attended the trip. “I think the students on this trip benefit from learning all the different aspects of the financial industry and finding out that there is not a single ‘finance job’ or a single path for pursuing a career in finance.”
Common themes of the trip were the importance of critical thinking and seeing the bigger picture, things HWS faculty make sure their students focus on, says Damar. “This is yet another reason why I think our students interested in a career in economics or finance can have all the tools they need to distinguish themselves in a crowded and competitive field.”
Participating firms with HWS alums, parents and friends included:
Barclays: Craig Stine ’81, P’17, vice chairman, global financial institutions group
BlackRock: Paige Anderson ‘16, vice president, Financial Institutions Group; Dominique DeRubeis ‘18, associate; J. Catherine Gorman '15, vice president; Marnie Merill '15, associate
Bloomberg: Andy Brennan '09, Americas specialist sales team leader, Enterprise Products; Max Fox ‘19, account manager; Joseph Gibbons '14, sales team leader, Hedge Funds; Nicholas Henkin '12, new business sales; Sean King '22, financial products analyst, Kelsie Worth ‘22, equity specialist
CitiGroup: Darius Brummel '21, analyst; Ben Carr '16, vice president, private banker; Gavin Gross '19, assistant vice president, direct private investments; Lea Filyk '21, analyst; Caroline Galdabini '89, head of marketing Citi Private Bank, North America; Will Shegog '18, associate, debt capital markets; Maggie Welles '15, vice president
Credit Suisse: Soctt Calnan '17, analyst; Chase Carraway '22, investment banking analyst; Kyle Baradzi '18, technology investment banking associate; Theresa Lohr '18, investment banking associate; Annaliese Schreder '20, securitized products analyst; Zachary Sternbach '20, investment banking associate; Garret McGowan '21, investment banking analyst
Goldman Sachs: Courtney Cytryn '14, global markets, multi-asset sales; Scott Ghiraldi '10, risk, credit risk analytics & reporting; Colleen Richards '11, associate in global banking & marketing in engineering; Zachary Rudolph '21, consumer & wealth management, Partner Family Office; Rob White '13, asset management, insurance
HSBC: Gregory Ciciola '12, corporate FX, rates & commodities; Lindsay Fleischer ‘21, investment grade credit trader at HSBC; Kyle Hackett '21, US rates trader at HSBC; Jason Merritt '09, head of US commercial banking coverage, corporate FX and IR sales, HSBC Bank USA; Patrick Mueller '99, CFA, managing director at HSBC; Jennifer Sullivan '18, wealth planning and advisory
JP Morgan: Mike Berkofer '15, senior associate, JP Morgan Private Bank; Christopher Celero '22, gf & bm analyst; Sean Donnelly '17, vice president, financial advisor; Michael Garland '12, investment banking, executive director; Nathan Gliedman '17, associate; Emma Gordon '17, associate, commerical banking; Alex Hess '12, equity research associate
Macquarie: Tucker Randle '15, associate at Macquarie Group; Bowen Wang ‘14, TMT investment & merchant banking at Macquarie Group
Nomura: Caroline Martocci ‘22, mortgage finance analyst at Nomura; Christopher Swan ‘13, executive director rates sales at Nomura; Gordon Sweely ‘86, managing director at Nomura Securities
Rithm Capital: Frank Marquet '19, associate at Rithm Capital
S&P Global: Addi Almiron '03, team lead, non-financial corporates; Megan Barwick '19, financial services sales at S&P Global; Kirsten Delany '15, associate director at S&P Global Market Intelligence; Will Delany CFA '13, director at S&P Global Market Intelligence; Caroline Demeter '15, business management S&P Global; Peter Flanagan '15, manager, customer success at S&P Global Market Intelligence; Allie Haversat '19, senior associate; Brian Hoffman '21, associate, coporate advisory, healthcare, stock and surveillance & targeting at S&P Global; Adam Kansler '90, president; Robert Lewis Jr. '19, sales specialist; Saima Mashori '22, associate sales specialist, S&P Global Market Intelligence Michael Patrizio '17, associate director at IHS Markit