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Check out our opportunities to connect with other alum, share your story, participate in professional development workshops, and so much more.Tell us your story
Connect with VE Alum
Over the last 25 years, VE has served over 170,000 students across the country to prepare them for successful careers. Connect with fellow VE alum from your graduating year, your high school, and beyond.
Internship & Job Opportunities
VE partners with companies like Deloitte, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, and many more to offer our students and alumni internship and job opportunities in a number of fields. Already working at one of these companies? Find out how you can give back to VE by volunteering with your company.
Thanks to our partnerships with higher education institutions like Long Island University, Mercy College, Quantic and others, VE is able to provide alumni with free or discounted courses that help expand their career skills. With the help of organizations like CoLabL, alumni also have access to valuable workshops, networking events, and industry panel discussions.
Tell us your story.
Whether you discovered your career in VE, mastered how to manage your money, or simply learned how to use Excel, we want to hear your story. What was your VE experience like? How did you take what you learned in high school and apply it in your life or career? Did you have a teacher who inspired you? Write it out below!
Alumni Success Stories
Adam Yafei, Class of 2007
Adam Yafei attended Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, New York, where he participated in VE and served as the Chief Financial Officer of his VE business. Through financial adversity, family loss, and other challenges, Adam learned the importance of hard work, persistence, and living life to the fullest.
Now an Audit Senior at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Adam credits his participation in VE and his Business Plan Presentation team as the catalyst for pursuing his current career with Deloitte. Adam currently mentors VE students, passing along the same kind of support and knowledge that he received during his years in the program.
Cesar Gonzalez, Class of 2000
Cesar Gonzalez serves as the VP Corporate Development of Mako Mining Corp. Previously, Cesar served as the VP Corporate Development and a Director of Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. through the construction and commissioning of the La Trinidad gold mine, the spinout of Sailfish Royalty Corp. and the acquisition of Marlin by Golden Reign Resources Ltd. to form Mako. He also serves as the CEO and a Director of Sailfish, the Chairman of the Board at Bonterra Resources Inc. and as a consultant at Wexford Capital LP. Previously, he worked at Lehman Brothers as an Associate in the Private Equity Group where he focused on investments in energy master limited partnerships. Cesar graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Leilah Doran, Class of 2018
Leilah is a student at the University of California, Davis, majoring in Design in hopes of becoming a Graphic Designer and using those skills to help others in need by bringing creative awareness. Leilah was honored at the 2019 VE Gala as the recipient of the Joe Delaney Alumni Award.