Two NCC Foundation scholarship recipients, Jersy Esquivel and Gordon Hanssen, joined finance professionals in New York City for a daylong workshop entitled, “Classroom to Boardroom, Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today” at Neuberger Berman. It was a unique opportunity to gain practical advice and insights from finance professionals, as well as to learn strategies for building a resume and career path. Both students reported that they learned critical networking skills and strategies.

Jersy, who is from Stamford and is majoring in Hospitality Management said, “This was one of the best workshops that I have been to. It was a great benefit to meet so many people in the business, finance and economic fields.” She said the advice she heard on how to work your way up in the industry was inspiring. Gordon, who is from Greenwich and a General Studies major, described the experience as “the highlight of my winter break,” saying the workshop “enhanced my financial literacy and gave me all the tools I need to develop a successful career once I finish my education.”