FMA Sponsors Trip to New York City

May 09, 2011 FMA NYC Trip

Georgetown’s Financial Management Association (FMA) hosted its annual trip to New York for undergraduate students from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Teaching Professor Lynn Doran accompanied 24 students on this trip to New York. 

On April 1, the group visited Barclays Capital for breakfast and networking with Georgetown alumni and campus recruiters. Georgetown alum Wayne Kawarabayashi addressed the students and gave an introduction to Wall Street. Following was a panel discussion with four Georgetown alumni currently working at Barclays: Tim Carey, Dustin Douglas, Jillian Raymond, and Crystal Riley.
Next, students visited Morgan Stanley, where Georgetown alumnus and parent Jay Sweeney spoke to the students about careers on Wall Street. His presentation helped the students differentiate the various career paths at an investment bank such as Morgan Stanley. Afterward was a networking session with other Georgetown alumni currently working at Morgan Stanley and a tour of the firm’s trading floor. 
Lunch was provided at the Credit Suisse offices on Madison Avenue. Various Georgetown alumni working at Credit Suisse joined the students for the meal to allow for one-on-one conversation and networking. The alumni attending included Christopher Alaimo, Vaibhav Bajpai, David Cassens, Thomas Ehrhart, Daniel Franklin, Gautam Gujral, Donald McLee, David Meisner, Tedd Richardson, Kaitlin Roe, Anne Rossi, Natalie Taylor, and Allison Williston. Allison Group, a campus recruiter for Credit Suisse, also made a presentation on the recruiting process.
The group finished the day with a visit to the New York Stock Exchange. The students had the rare chance to walk on the trading floor to see the trading activity and ringing of the closing bell up close. Students were then free to explore New York on their own that evening and the next day before returning to campus.