Mentors Luncheon

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 1000 students since inception. 

The Mentors Luncheon:

  • 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.

2019 Mentors Luncheon Recap:

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