Winter Networking Treks

Author: Lauren Weetman

Ny Networking

Over winter break, Wall Street Club board members led groups of students to New York, San Francisco, and Chicago for various networking treks. Students were able to meet with members of firms in varying sectors of financial services and gain critical exposure to the myriad options available in financial services after graduation. The club offered a New York City networking trek, while sophomores traveled to New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. 

Wall Street Club board members each led a group of twenty freshmen to New York City. The group visited firms in varying sectors of financial services including Private Equity, Asset Management, Investment Banking, and Wealth Management. Conor Holahan (’22) said, “The vast variety of firms that we visited gave us a nuanced understanding of company cultures and the interview process.” At each firm, students met with many Notre Dame alumni. These professionals offered an overview of their practice, pieces of advice, and introduced the students to living and working in New York City. Participants included intended Finance majors as well as students in Arts and Letters hoping to gain insight into a possible career on Wall Street. Isabelle Tonetti (’22), an ACMS major, said the trip “changed and solidified what I want to do after college.”

The co-presidents each led a networking trip for groups of selected sophomores in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. In each city, the group visited firms in varying sectors of financial services. The San Francisco trek, led by Johnny Mullen (’19) and Daniel Crooks (’19) met technology-focused firms including Coatue, Accel, and Union Square. The Chicago trek, led by Meg Horne (’19), visited firms primarily in the boutique and middle market space, such as Perella Weinberg, Lazard, and William Blair. The New York trek, led by Conor Hogan (’19), visited many large banks including Goldman, J.P. Morgan, Citi, and Bank of America. These trips were intended to aid in sophomore’s networking and recruiting efforts.