Wednesday, March 12, 2008

NYLDSPA: Pathways to New York

*This is last years (2007) agenda

New York LDS Professional Association

I encourage those that are interested in getting a job in NYC to attend this event. I attended the previous two and found they were very helpful! Remember, it's all about networking and this is a great opportunity to build a great network!

This comes from the NYLDSPA site, listed above:

"We were pleased to announce the dates for our third annual "Pathways to New York" event on August 13-15, 2008. This event is designed to prepare college juniors and seniors for the upcoming recruiting cycle this fall semester. The event involves three days of company visits, networking, educational seminars, and a taste of NYC. If you are currently a student, please contact your internship department for details."

Last year some of the companies visited include: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns, UBS, Merrill Lynch, CIBC World Markets, Credit Suisse, and many more! Come and network with your peers and those already working on Wall Street!

If they keep prices the same as last year the price is $50 for BYU Management Society Members and $75 for the general public. Please continue to check my blog and their website regularly as more information becomes available.


  1. Book your flights and hotels (if needed) to save you a lot of money
    • Also consider taking a red eye on JetBlue if you are strapped for cash
    • Remember that you should be taking a second trip out to NYC just following this event, the first week in September

  2. Do your research on the banks and what banking is all about before the trip

  3. Make a list of 10 quality questions to ask during presentations
    • This is a great chance to ask questions about the culture of the bank and to find out why they chose to do banking!

  4. Use my Bank and Market Templates to keep track of each bank and what is going on in the market
    • Know what each bank's stock is trading at
    • Know why you want to work at each bank and look for additional reasons in each presentation

  5. Dress appropriately: Formal at all times! (ie. Suits)
    • Get a haircut the week before you go out to NYC
    • Polish your shoes
    • Don't wear cologne - what you thinks smells good stinks to others, so play it safe
    • Don't wear cuff links or a banker shirt - You can when you are a banker, but you're not yet

  6. Use good social ediquette
    • Don't hog the speakers time after the presentation! Everyone is there to meet and talk with them. They know that, and you know that! Introduce yourself, ask for a business card, and send a follow-up email

  7. Remember the 7 P's: Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

  8. Remember that you should have a second trip planned to NYC the first week of September
    • This is a great way to make a few more contacts and people will be much more likely to help you if you are coming out again in two weeks. The difference with the next time you see them is that you will be the focus of their attention and you will not have to compete with 50 other eager beavers!

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