Through my membership with The Financial Women's Association www.fwa.org - I have had the great opportunity to speak at one of their terrific programs for college students called The Wall Street Exchange and this evening was my 9th year working with them.
Here are some of the future leaders that were in the session as we discussed that 'Networking is much more then Business Cards!'
The Wall Street Exchange is a program designed to augment the summer internship work experience of select qualified students who are between their junior year and senior years of college and who are employed in the New York metropolitan area.
The program provides an exciting opportunity for participants to enhance job search skills while learning to think strategically about career choices. It provides participants with the tools necessary to execute a successful job search and assist in the all important recruitment process. This is accomplished through a series of workshops that address skills including professionalism, leadership, resume writing, interview techniques, career development and career choice. The program additionally emphasizes the important role a professional network serves in career development. It was great to be part of the Summer Network and the talented volunteers at FWA who shared their expertise to these great young people.
I also want to personally thank Denise Seegobin and Gerri Facchine who have worked very diligently on The Wall Street Exchange Program making sure that everything is coordinated and runs smoothly.
Another big thank you to BMO Capital Markets who were our sponsors this evening.