If you are graduating with an MBA in a couple of months, and don't have a job offer yet, worries about the economy and bank hiring are clearly top of your mind. While the unemployment rate stayed steady through February, there hasn't been a lot of evidence suggesting that Wall Street is going gung-ho with their recruitment initiatives.
And if you are a minority MBA candidate, these worries might be further escalated. The Robert Toigo Foundation, however, wants you to believe otherwise. The Foundation works with minority MBA students and Wall Street to not only increase interest for careers in finance, but also close the gap between qualified minority MBAs, getting hired, and increasing workplace diversity at firms. And to stress that banks are indeed hiring once again, they are collaborating with the bulge bracket firms to host an event aptly called, "Banking is Back," where the aim is to connect students with Wall Street.
The details of the event are below and Vault.com will be at the event to bring you coverage of the event so you can remotely tune in and stay abreast of what the firms really have to say:
When: March 12, 2010, 7:30am-2:30pm
Where: 601 Lexington (between E. 52nd and E. 53rd), New York, NY
Registration: Free, open to all minority MBA applicants; students encouraged to submit resume and video application to be forwarded to attending recruiters
Attending Firms: Bank of America, Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and UBS
Besides the opportunity to network, the event has also planned "Day in the Life" simulations for those still undecided on what field to pursue within financial services. You can also check out more Day in the Life(s) exclusively on Vault, for a peek into the many fields of the finance industry.
For those of who can make it, remember, attendance is free. Just upload your resume and you're set! And for those who cannot make it, stay tuned to In Good Company for exclusive interviews from attending recruiters and students, and an overview of whether Banking is back! Or if you are Twitter-inclined, follow us @VaultCSR!
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