By: Sarah Garwood ’19
On Friday, January 26th, Fordham IPED students participated in a Finance focused career trip in Manhattan, New York. They first met with Mario Carias, CFA, Managing Director of Content and Member Services at CFA Society New York. He spoke about his experience on Wall Street and in the financial sector. He also shared advice on the three part exam process required to become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Later in the morning, we walked to Bank of America to meet with alumnus Joe Quinlan ’84, Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. He shared about how he has applied his IPED education in his work with international trade, foreign direct investment, and global economic trends. He offered advice and emphatically recommended continuous learning and reading strong authors.
On Friday, Februrary 24, students from the IPED Class of 2018 attended the annual Finance Career Trip in New York City.
IPEDers Moses Cam, Robyn Emory, Carlos Baeta, Jessica Way, and Owen Fitzgerald at U.S. Trust
The students began their day at U.S. Trust and spoke with Joseph Quinlan (IPED Class of ’84) from Bank of America. Mr. Quinlan works in the research division as a Chief Market Strategist and shared his thoughts on the current global outlook, his experiences, and his advice (“READ!). He said of the IPED program, “IPED taught me how to think on multiple dimensions.”
IPED students listen as Mr. Quinlan speaks about his work with Bank of America
IPED Class of 2018 with Joseph Quinlan (Center) and Dr. Schwalbenberg.
After speaking with Mr. Quinlan, IPED visited the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), one of many societies around the world that comprise the CFA Institute. Once there, the students were greeted by Mario Carias, who serves on the Board of Directors. The students were educated in what NYSSA does, how to become a certified charted financial analyst (CFA), and ways to become involved with NYSSA.
Mario Carias speaks to the IPEDers concerning NYSSA
Mr. Carias pictured with IPED ’18
Next, after a quick lunch, IPED ended their day with a visit to Ernst and Young (EY) where they met with Christina Innocentzi to discuss EY’s mission, the work they do, and job opportunities.