Campus Recruiting

Cornell Women in Investing (WIN) Conference

October 5-6, 2017

The Raymond James Equity Research & Campus Recruiting teams were proud to be a corporate sponsor for the Undergraduate Women in Investing (WIN) Conference in Boston, MA.

Women in Investing conference 

Undergraduate WIN Conference 

While the Graduate WIN Conference has been successful for many years, the Undergraduate WIN conference is off to a great start for the second year in a row. The conference was a joint endeavor, hosted by the Parker Center for Investment Research at the SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University, and Raymond James was proud to be a sponsor along with several other corporations.

The conference is designed to educate undergraduate women about the multitude of career opportunities in investment management and provide valuable networking opportunities for students to connect with employers. 

This year, 53 students from several top-tier universities participated, including:

  • Cornell University
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • College of William & Mary
  • Wellesley College
  • Princeton University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Brown University
  • Williams College
  • University of Connecticut

The conference kicked off with an evening networking reception on October 5. On October 6, students participated in a Stock Pitch Challenge, and employers were able to provide feedback. Raymond James Managing Director of Equity Research, Mercedes Sanchez van Woerkom, helped students refine their stock pitches by providing real-time feedback as one of the corporate judges. She also provided advice as a panelist on the “What Makes a Great Investment Pitch” session.

Raymond James in Women in Investing Conference 

In the afternoon, Director of Campus Recruiting & Pipeline Development, Tarah Harkins, shared her tips on the panel dedicated to “How to Recruit Successfully in Research/Investment Management.”

Raymond James Tarah Harkins at Women in Investing Conference

The Raymond James team ended the evening with a special networking reception for hand-selected students to discuss specific opportunities at Raymond James.
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