40 New York City Students Recognized at the 2015 Spring Executive Conference Hosted by Barclays

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On Tuesday, May 19th, 40 VEI student executives representing 38 different firms from New York City attended the 2015 Spring Executive Conference hosted by Barclays. The event allowed VEI students to highlight and share achievements from the year, reflect upon their experience, and network with their peers.

Opening remarks were given from Soteria Stavroulakis, New York City Program Coordinator, John Jastremski, New York City Regional Director, and Mina Perikleous, Executive Assistant of FICC Research at Barclays.

Following the opening remarks, Aroop Chatterjee, Director of FX Research at Barclays, provided students with information regarding Barclays’ role in the economy. Students in attendance asked thoughtful questions, which impressed Mr. Chatterjee, as they wanted to know how certain current event issues were going to affect the global economy.

Following Mr. Chatterjee was Elena Tulloch, Director & COO of FICC Research in the Americas at Barclays, shared hard-earned career lessons, the importance of consistency and perseverance, and the need to pursue one’s passion.

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Joining the Barclays speakers was a panel of VEI alumni, who shared tips and advice with the current VEI students as they get ready to embark on the next phase of their careers. Panelists shared their personal experiences, their professional growth, and specific techniques for leveraging the VEI experience after high school.

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VEI Alumni Panelists

Naasik Islam, Wavelength Capital & Fordham University
Atul Kapoor, Soft System Solution
Jordan Knox, Georgetown University
Amina Music, VE NYC Central Office
Andi Muskaj, Linute
Abril Pena, Baruch College

The final speaker was Michael Pond, Managing Director & Head of Global-Inflation-Linked Research at Barclays, discussed working hard to move up the ranks in an organization, the importance of staying fit and sharp, and how first impressions can have a significant impact during one’s career.

At the end of the insightful day, VEI executives were presented with Executive Awards and Acknowledgements for their respective efforts and given the chance to provide feedback about their VEI experiences.

 

List of VEI NYC Executives

Student Executive Name Firm Name School Name
Chi Zhang Majestique Clothing William C. Bryant High School
Simone Zain Avant-garde Furnishings, Inc. Fort Hamilton High School
Anne Xie VReal Publications Francis Lewis High School
Naushin Tasnim Build Your Future Institute Hillcrest High School
Nicole Taniguchi T-Squared Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School
Bryce Symonette Vigor Boot Camp High School of Arts and Technology
Halimat Sulayman Eco-Tech Bronx Community College
Malakhi Smith ReImagin3D Francis Lewis
Charan Singh Majestique Clothing William C. Bryant High School
Gaurav Singh Velocity International Forest Hills High School
Haramritpal Singh Innovative Technology John Adams High School
Ramneet Singh Innovative Technology John Adams High School
Satesh Sing Virtually Protected Insurance Murry Bergtraum
Nichlous Shewpaltan Next Generation Scholars Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship H.S.
Mahd Sharif Forza Auto Sales Susan E. Wagner High School
Hira Shamas PR Catering Port Richmond High School
Marivel Santos Y.A.L.E. Academy High School for Teaching & the Professions
Monica Salcedo Imagination, Inc. High School for Arts, Imagination & Inquiry
Kassandra Rivera Urban Ground Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School
Brenda Reyes Chocology Abraham Lincoln HS
Anaywa Quashie Virtual Fittters Business of Sports School
Jasmine Quash Next Generation Scholars Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship H.S.
Emely Perez Special Thanks and Recognition Queen Vocational and Technical H.s.
Nataly Ortega Zahab Bronx High School of Business
Syed Naqvi Sweet ‘N Savory Catering Fort Hamilton High School
Jordan leung PolyGlot New Dorp HS
Sonam Lama Palatial Hotel Sheepshead Bay High School
Isfak Islam Infinite Investment Solutions Academy of Finance and Enterprise
Steven Imbat Urban Ground Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School
Brittany Hernandez Home Sweet Home Grover Cleveland HS
Joseph Hernandez Assurance Services for Advanced Progress Academy of Finance and Enterprise
Olivia Ford Brandmark Advertising Edward R. Murrow
Anfernee Falcon CloudCrux IN-Tech Academy MS/HS 368
Jesus Espinal Diverse City Wear Queen Vocational and Technical H.s.
Ashley Dieudonne FACTS New Dorp HS
Summer Cruz New Horizons Richmond Hill
Jimmy Chen olympic insurance flushing high school
Daniel Chalhon Brandmark Advertising Edward R. Murrow
Jefferson Bermeo Versorna Manhattan Business Academy
Jack Bayda 123D Printing Magen David
Otabek Azimov Velocity International Forest Hills High School
David Alonso L.I.F.E High School of Economics and Finance
Kayla Adams FLY New York The High School of Fashion Industries

 

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