The fifth annual Paving the Road to a Future in Finance event, spearheaded by Jay Allen ’86, P’15, took place in Boston Oct. 18. A record 77 students were in attendance, with more than 135 alumni and parent volunteers. In collaboration with the Career Center and the Office of Engagement and Annual Philanthropy, Allen developed an impactful program featuring panels, an interactive lunch, mock interviews, live interviews, and a networking reception. Panelists discussed “buy side,” “sell side,” commercial real estate, finance and technology (fintech), and venture capital.

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Real Estate Panel. Moderator Justin Smith ’07 and panelists Jim Canfield ’87, Claire Donegan ’12, Brian Mellett ’12, and Jack O’Neil ’77.

 

Thirty-one students completed interviews with 10 different companies, resulting in 67 unique interviews taking place that afternoon. All other students had three mock interviews with alumni or parent volunteers.

Students say they had a meaningful conversation with an average of 11 alumni at the networking reception. Altogether, there were more than a thousand one-on-one student-to-alumni interactions during the course of the day.

 

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