Prep Under-Represented Students for Careers on Wall Street

St. Francis College and Wall Street Bound Partner to Prep Under-Represented Students for Careers on Wall Street

More than a dozen St. Francis College students recently wrapped up an innovative online boot camp that aims to prepare young people from underrepresented populations for careers on Wall Street.

With IHS Markit as the sponsor, SFC partnered with Wall Street Bound, Inc., a non-profit that delivered a three-week curriculum of workshops and guest speakers focused on building students’ professional skills and providing them mentorship.

“Our students are extraordinarily talented, but many do not have the exposure to Wall Street that makes it easy to imagine a career for themselves there,” said Miguel Martinez-Saenz, St. Francis College President. “Wall Street Bound introduces students of color to successful women and men — including many who are Black and Brown – and equips them with knowledge that can set the stage for lucrative and fulfilling lives in investing fields.”

Wall Street Bound is the brainchild of former Wall Street institutional equity trader and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Troy Prince, who founded the organization in 2019 after a successful career as one of a small number of Black professionals working globally in the capital markets. The organization aims to open Wall Street’s doors to college students of color, by teaching them necessary technical skills and connecting them with internships.

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