Lakshmi Bhojraj '95, MBA '01

Executive Director of Cornell’s Parker Center for Investment Research Discusses Investment-Related Careers, Future of Finance

I think for finance careers in general, students typically think about investment banking, especially at the undergraduate level. Part of that is because the investment management industry is not as visible on campus, they don’t tend to recruit in as great numbers as investment banking or consulting. However, this is an area that can be very rewarding, intellectually stimulating, and lucrative. If you are interested in that blend of quantitative and qualitative skills, this is a profession you should consider.

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Alumni Spotlight on Peter Cetale ’19: Infusing Technology Into Religious Organizations

Today, money speeds across the world online via Venmo and PayPal. Previously, old institutions like churches were left out of this technological advancement. The fact that these religious organizations are reliant on donation baskets and face-to-face contact make them ripe candidates for digital integration, according to alumnus Peter Cetale ’19. Religio, a church management startup co-founded by Cetale, aims to create modern solutions for churches.

From making your viewing history private to crafting the perfect online brand, three Cornell students and a career services advisor share tips on how to make the best of an ever more important career platform.

Career Talk: The Do’s and Don’ts of LinkedIn

In today’s digital era, LinkedIn has become an essential tool for many to find job opportunities, network and cultivate career interests. While a handful might consider themselves to be pros of the work network, for those just starting out on LinkedIn, the art of marketing yourself online can prove to be tricky.

From left to right: Harrison King '20, Jingyi Wang '21, Bobby Ma ’20, Stephanie Phen ’20

On the Grind: Investment Banking Edition

“The crux of interviewing is that people want to find out if they can sit next to you at 11pm and not hate themselves. If you pass that test, you have a very good shot at getting a role in finance,” Bobby Ma ’20

Students participating in the workshop

Cornell Diversity & Inclusion Business Advisory Program Kicks Off 8-Week Session with Workshop “Business Basics”

On Oct. 2, the Cornell Diversity and Inclusion Business Advisory Program kicked off an eight-week workshop series with an hour-long session titled “Business Basics” with Forté, a female-only undergraduate business organization, and the Wardrobe, an organization that provides free professional attire to Cornell students. Founded in April 2019 by Claire Pan ’20, the program is funded by Dyson’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion and consists of over 45 business organizations on campus. The event opened with a resume workshop led by two Forté members, Maddie Franke ’21, vice president of external affairs and Rabia Syed ’21, initiative representative. They shared a collection of tips for constructing resumes, writing cover letters, networking and navigating LinkedIn.

Business Organization Spotlight: Society of Women in Business

A key event in SWIB’s Emerging Leaders Program is the semesterly trip to New York City, where members have a chance to visit companies such as Goldman Sachs and Ernst-Young to learn more about their workplace culture and network with current employees.