Five alumni representing finance companies that include Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley are speaking on the Kenyon Finance Panel on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gund Gallery’s Community Foundation Theater. The event, hosted by the Career Development Office, is open to students from all academic departments.
“Only one of the five members of the finance panel studied economics while here at Kenyon,” said Scott Layson, director of the Career Development Office. “That's part of the reason for the panel. We want to highlight that the world of finance is open to all majors.”
Three of the panelists earned degrees in English, one of Kenyon’s most popular fields of study. In addition to economics, the fields of international studies and political science also are represented.
“This is one of several steps that Kenyon alumni who work in finance are taking to try to build a bridge between Kenyon students and a career in finance,” said P.J. Glandon, assistant professor of economics, who will be moderating the panel. It’s also one of several steps the Career Development Office is taking to connect Kenyon students with a variety of career opportunities, especially those not directly affiliated with their field.
The panelists include:
Jessica McCormick ’07, international studies major
Senior associate, Summit Rock Advisors, New York City
Todd Giardinelli ’94, English major
Managing director, Morgan Stanley, New York City
Michael Weaver ’96, economics and political science major
Global Head of Securities Lending and Finance, Blackrock, New York City
Bob Zabel ’89, English major
Senior vice president, Merrill Lynch, Chicago
Jim Rossman ’85 English major
Managing director and head of corporate preparedness, Lazard, New York City
By Matthew Eley '15