Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on February 17, 2010
The Robert Toigo Foundation, which aims to increase diversity in the finance industry, announced that it is hosting a Banking is Back initiative in New York on March 12 for pre-MBA candidates, who are among underrepresented minorities. The purpose of this event is to give aspiring MBAs a chance to network with executives at top firms, such as event sponsors Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and UBS.
"Together with five global banks, Toigo is determined to show MBA students that banking is very much alive, top firms are hiring and growing their teams," says Nancy Sims, president of the Toigo Foundation, according to a Toigo press release. "As part of Banking Is Back, we’re helping major investment banking firms connect with talent, and by doing so, dispelling the myths and fears that may exist among MBA students that banking is not a viable career to pursue."
Participants, who can attend the event for free, can get an insider's look at careers in equities research, investment banking, private wealth management, and sales and trading, according to the press release. Toigo is also inviting attendees to submit a 60-second video resume, along with a traditional written resume, which sponsor banks can peruse.