Alumni host Chinese students in New York
Alumni and professionals from companies including Moody’s Investor Services, EY, J.P. Morgan, Barclay’s and Deutsche Bank hosted a group of Chinese students at a special networking reception in New York on Saturday night (Nov. 7).
The 25 students, primarily Master of Finance and Master of Accounting candidates, had traveled to New York for the 21st annual conference of the Chinese Finance Association, the nation’s leading organization of Chinese finance industry professionals.
To help the students jump start their networking, the Freeman School’s Career Management Center worked with alumnus Stephen Lee (BSM ’14), an associate analyst with Moody’s in New York, to organize a private party at Hill & Dale where students could meet and network with alumni in an intimate, interactive setting.
The students continued their networking at the conference, where they attended sessions and met with recruiters from firms including Ping An Securities, China CITIC Bank, CITIC Securities and Bank of China.
“I attended the conference last year and I couldn’t believe how much it had grown,” said Lin Zhang (MFIN ’15), who interviewed with CITIC Securities and the New York branch of Bank of China during the trip. “I’m especially grateful to all the alumni who attended the reception. It was great to be able to talk to them about my career plans and get real-world, practical advice on networking.”
“As a global business school, Freeman attracts outstanding students from numerous countries,” said Ira Solomon, dean of the Freeman School. “We are committed to creating new opportunities for these students to achieve their career goals. Based on the feedback to date related to this activity involving our Chinese students, we’ll likely make the Chinese Finance Association conference and related reception an annual part of our placement efforts.”