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.
On Friday, March 11, Fordham IPED students traveled to Midtown Manhattan for the annual Private Sector Career trip. Although many IPED students pursue careers in the nonprofit and public sectors, IPED is also well represented in the private sector.
The first meeting was with alumnus Joseph Quinlan (’84) at U.S. Trust. Many of the students had read Joseph’s book, The Last Economic Superpower, in advance of the meeting, and the group discussed that, as well as Joseph’s career path and current work in wealth management.
Over a delicious a lunch at Antalia Turkish restaurant, alumnus Santiago Mejia (’07) discussed his experience as a commodity trader, and demystified the coffee market.
The day wrapped up at the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), where Mario Carias discussed the process of becoming Certified Financial Analysts (CFA), and the test prep scholarships available to students at NYSSA.