Objective and Benefits
The objective of the Women in Wealth Management Mentoring program is to promote relationships between students interested in asset and wealth management with respected leaders in the industry. The rewards are mutually beneficial! In addition to the multitude of benefits our students gain from partnering with their mentor, our Women in Wealth Management professionals welcome the fresh perspectives and ideas from their students through reverse mentorship.
Completing the Envestnet Institute On Campus program before starting at BlackRock helped to make the learning curve feel less steep. Having a baseline knowledge of the asset management industry boosted my confidence to be a vocal contributor on my team and kickstarted my desire to continuously seek out opportunities to be a student of the market, industry, and firm. Through the Women in Wealth Management’s Mentorship Program, I was able to lean on my mentor for guidance and advice during that critical first year of my career when I began building my professional brand. She used her expertise to help me brainstorm my career goals and formulate a plan to work towards them.
The Women’s Mentoring Program has been so invaluable. With my mentor’s help I received a full-time offer to join The Blackstone Group to work with their Private Wealth Solutions Team. This experience proved instrumental to the beginning of my career in finance.
The mentorship that I formed through the Women in Wealth program was instrumental in helping me make the decision to accept my employment offer from PwC. Christine’s accessibility through email and phone was an invaluable support system. Even though Christine’s area was different from mine, her outside perspective and advice provided me with unique insights that I will carry with me far beyond college.
We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.
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