As part of the Carey Fellowship, honors students in the business minor participate in two trips with the director of the Babson Center. As juniors, students visit the Chicago Board of Trade. As seniors, they stand on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for the opening bell. These trips provide students hands on experience in two major financial centers in the US, allow them to network with alumni and friends of the University, and expose them to the realities of business travel as they leave early in the morning and run from meeting to meeting to maximize their time.
On September 24-25, 2015, the 2017 Class of Carey Fellows flew to Chicago. Participating junior Carey Fellows included David Gorsline, Claire Hill, Buckley Wallace, David Harkins, Anna Palmer, and Tran Ly (pictured above left to right).
While in the Windy City, students met with representatives from HTG Capital; Holland and Knight LLC; Sage Tree LLC; Blue Canyon Partners; CBRE; Raymond James and Associates; Ariel Investments; Surgical Care Affiliates; and Trading Technologies. They also toured the Willis Tower with Geoff Euston, C'94, the Chicago Board of Trade with Chris Heymeyer, C'77 (pictured left) and 1871: Chicago's entrepreneurial hub for digital startups with COO Tom Alexander. The trip included dinner with young alumni in the city and an evening of comedy at The Second City, as well.
On October 8-9, 2015, the 2016 class of Carey Fellows traveled to New York City. Participants included Shane Xu, Halsey Huth, Andy Moots, and Leonce Nshuti (pictured below in front of the NYSE). In addition to touring the NYSE, students met with representatives from Greentech Capital Advisors; Weil, Gotshal, and Manges LLC; NBCUniversal; Christie's; The Wall Street Journal; W.P. Carey; Goldman, Sachs, & Co; American Express; PayPal; and Orchard Platform. They also visited the Museum of American Finance and enjoyed watching the Blue Man Group perform at The Astor Place Theater.
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