Josh Chapman ’23, who plans to major in economics and minor in finance, said Cohen introduced him to the world of investment banking and funds, which has piqued his interest in the field.
“I’ve learned that it is imperative to set aside a portion of my free time for reading and researching the market,” he said.
Other speakers have included Michael Stryker '86, first vice president-wealth management for UBS, who spoke about understanding financial statements, and Connecticut College Board of Trustee Chair Fritz Folts ’82, co-founder, managing partner and chief investment strategist at 3EDGE Asset Management, who gave an introduction to the different sectors of the financial industry.
Planned sessions for the remainder of the semester include a discussion of accounting and tax with Neelu Mehrotra ’95, international managing director at EY; Nancy White ’87, partner at PwC; and Greg McNeil ’97, executive director at JPMorgan Chase; a presentation on consulting by Nathan Cornell ’11, senior consultant for Deloitte; and a closing celebration with Cohen.
Tim Kobler ’23 says he is enjoying learning about all of the different career paths available within the field of finance.
“This series is a great way to connect with alumni who are successful in their specific areas of finance and who are very willing to connect with Conn students and help us learn and advance our career goals,” he said.
“Learning from others’ experiences will help prepare me for every step on my career path, from interviews to internships to a first job and beyond.”