Pace University’s Center for Global Business Program is proud to be hosting 26 GEM students as part of the “Finance on Wall Street” program, now running in its third year. This semester-long program provides GEM students with the opportunity to study finance alongside American students at Pace University’s urban campus located in the heart of New York City’s Financial District. Students participate in local business visits as well as a speaker series comprised of finance industry professionals speaking about their own career trajectories. They are also encouraged to take advantage of various Guest Speakers events hosted at Pace’s Lubin School of Business and join student groups such as the Pace chapter of the Now York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA).
We kicked off this year’s program on January 15th with a half-day orientation and university tour followed by a guided tour of the Financial District and lecture at the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street. This year we are delighted to have students enrolled in Professor Robert Chersi’s Risk Management course. Professor Chersi is the former CFO of Fidelity Investments and also a Pace University alumnus. In the month of February, we would offer a workshop for students seeking to participate in U.S.-based summer internships after the program.
It is always a great pleasure for us at the Center for Global Business Programs to get acquainted with the GEM students and be their “home away from home” during their New York experience. We look forward to integrating this year’s group into the Pace community and helping them take advantage of everything that Pace and New York City have to offer.
The 26 GEM students started this year the program in New York January 15th with the now traditional kickoff introduction day. During that day our students made their first steps in their new environment, got helpful information concerning administrative issue like visa, internships and work experiences in the USA after the academic semester in New York. Thanks to two local students who gave them a guided tour on site they had a complete overview about the location and facilities of Pace University and the Lubin School of Business.
Brian Pew introduced as well the local classes that these students would join in addition to the 3 classes run from GEM with GEM faculty. For the 2nd year Pace offers our student a list of optional modules where our students could choose one out of five. Other than having local teaching and learning experiences in these Pace modules, they allow GEM students to work directly with local Pace students during the whole semester.
Like in the past GEM students will study modules like “Advances Cooperate Finance”, “Money and Capital Markets” and “International Development Finance”. The combination between our own modules and the local modules allows getting a perception of finance in one of the most finance oriented cities of the world.
One of the highlights of this program would be the business week that GEM organizes from March 2nd to March 6th. The department for placements and internships runs like every year this event with high level company visits and sometimes possibilities to apply for internships after the specialization semester. Companies like Mazars, Société General CIB, Bloomberg and New York Stock Exchange are this year some of those on the list. Thanks to Ms. Lisa Jane PERRAUD, Corporate Relations and Career Development Manager, our students will be prepared to these visits and might be in the position to try their chance to get an internship directly related to their specialization.
Ms. Beatrice NERSON, Associate Director of ESC Grenoble will by the way join Lisa Jane during this week. This visit underlines our strong relationship with Pace University as she will meet the Pace team as well during her stay in New York.
Thank you to Mr. Brian Pew, Director at the Center for Global Business Programs at Lubin School of Business at Pace University, in charge of the GEM program in New York and to Prof. Martin Zahner, Associate Director for International Affairs at Grenoble Ecole de Management and Academic Advisor for USA, directly implicated in this program.