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Mentors Luncheon & Career Symposium

The 2019 Mentors Luncheon for Undergraduate minority students interested in accounting, finance, math, computer science, business, or statistics was a huge success. Students were able to learn about the financial services industry, network, and meet with recruiters looking for talented minority students for internships and jobs. The Mentors Luncheon, hosted by Citi, took place at the Citi Excecutive Center in New York City at 10:00am on April 25th. NASP would like to thank the following speakers for both their words of wisdom and encouragement, and impact on this amazing event. Looking forward to next year!

Chelsea Williams, Founder & CEO, College Code

Gina Nisbeth, Director, Citi Community Capital

Orim Graves, Executive Director, NASP

Marshay Hall, Director, Communications and Programs, NASP

Ray McGuire, Vice Chairman of Citigroup, Chairman of Citi’s Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory

Kenneth Correa, Executive Director, Market Head - Metropolitan Market, UBS

Kamau Hixon, Director, Corporate Finance, Prudential

Gabrielle Porter, Associate, Private Capital Advisory, Evercore

Duray Taylor, Executive Director, Branch Manager, UBS

Moderator: Sabiyah Turner Analyst, Markets, Citi

Guy Logan, Managing Director, Markets, Citi

As part of the Future Financial Professionals Pipeline initiative to increase diversity in the financial services sector, NASP holds the Mentors Luncheon & Career Symposium for diverse undergraduate students interested in finance, business, and the related fields. The Symposium provides students with internship and career resources from corporate recruiting teams as well as networking opportunities with NASP professionals to help nurture their growth.

The Mentors Luncheon & Career Symposium is open to  undergraduate college students studying finance, business, economics, marketing, accounting and students studying other fields with a strong interest in a career in the financial services industry. The event has reached over 800 students since inception.  The event:
  • Exposes students to a variety of roles within the industry from diverse representation from large firms, emerging and minority- and women-owned firms, as well as the public sector.
  • Provides students an opportunity  to hear from professionals who encourage their success through candid panel discussions.
  • Teaches early professional development through workshops and information sessions.
  • Provides  students with career and internship resources through an on-site recruitment exhibition.
NASP held the first Mentors Luncheon in 1998 in Washington D.C. and over the years in New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. We are back in New York City this year due to a partnership with UBS and look forward to providing students resources and networking opportunities to nurture their growth and increase diversity in the financial services sector. 


Recent Corporate/Organizational Participants   
Allstate Investments
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
BMO Harris
GCM Grosvenor
Goldman Sachs
J.P. Morgan
Morgan Stanley
Northern Trust Co.
The Northern Trust Company
The PFM Group
The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission
UBS Global Asset Management
William Blair

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American University
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Delaware State University
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Indiana University Bloomington 
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