I have a wonderful colleague, Lisa Jane Perraud, who works for the Careers Service at my school and has done great job over the past few years. However, this week even she has surpassed herself with this photo! She is currently in New York with 25 students from my school that are studying finance. Lisa Jane has been working extremely hard over the past 2 months to organize a marathon week of company visits (the students will have had 13 in a week!)
Rather than just give the students a theoretical course in finance, the idea was to give them some real insights into the current trends in the industry. Given the very troubled times that we have been through in the past few years, the students seemed particularly keen to talk to company to understand their current issues.
Lisa Jane Perraud, has done a fantastic job in putting the program together. This week the students have visited Google, Wells Fargo, Societe Generale, Nataxis, Bloomberg and the New York Stock Exchange.
They have also been able to listen to some excellent speakers who are all experts in the world of finance.
I will be able to write more about next week when we have got Lisa Jane back (and given her 10 minutes to recover!)
It goes without saying that we are very grateful to the companies for giving up their time to speak to our students.
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First class at Pace University
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