Each year, Stevens places dozens of alumni at major banks and financial firms in New York City and around the world. Those graduates go on to ascend the ranks at places like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and UBS, or start finance companies of their own that play in the high-tech space. Stevens alumni form a close-knit global network of professionals who understand how to leverage a technology-centric education to create real opportunity in the workplace.
Alumni support of the Hanlon Financial Systems Center can help Stevens continue its incredible placement of students into high-level positions at these companies, and creates networking and professional development opportunities for current students as they seek internships and jobs. By becoming a partner of the Hanlon Financial Systems Center, alumni get the chance to meet with the most promising current students and can benefit from research and other activities affiliated with the center.
Stevens On The Street
One of the most incredible advantages of studying finance at Stevens is the university's location — on the banks of the Hudson River, just a 10-minute train or ferry ride from downtown Manhattan, Wall Street and the world's financial empire. Because of that location, hundreds of Stevens graduates go on to work for finance companies just across the river, such as JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Jefferies, BlackRock and Deutsche Bank. To facilitate relationships among alumni, the university created Stevens on the Street, a group bringing together graduates from various sectors in the financial and business industries with an emphasis on networking and advancement.
Stevens on the Street hosts regular networking and professional development events at the Hoboken campus and in New York City to create opportunities for alumni. Events offer the chance to meet newer graduates of Stevens finance programs while hearing from leaders in the industry. Stevens faculty often invite the best and brightest students in undergraduate and graduate finance programs to attend, giving alumni access to future leaders in this space.
Employers and corporate partners play an important role in supporting the activities of the Hanlon Financial Systems Center. Corporate members can enjoy a seat on the board of advisors, where they can directly influence research directions and offerings of the center. They can also enjoy access to research results and inventions developed through faculty working within the center. Corporate partners can send team members to workshops, training seminars and research conferences at reduced rates, and can reserve the center's research and production facilities.
The Hanlon Financial Systems Center acts as a gateway for recruiters to meet students benefiting from the latest developments into data visualization, modeling, risk management, portfolio theory and algorithm development. Because of their Stevens education, these students can hit the ground running, without extensive and time-consuming orientations. Companies that partner with the Hanlon Financial Systems Center are invited to regular events where managers and recruiters can meet top-performing students and engage them on internships and consulting project, as well as full-time job placement. Stevens faculty are able to recommend students based on specific hiring needs at organizations.
Partner companies can also leverage the Hanlon lab facilities for high-tech training workshops for employees. Here, professionals — under the guidance of faculty — are able to try out new analytical and visualization tools to better appreciate the disruptive potential these technologies bring to their jobs. In addition to full-day or multiday software boot camps, the School of Business at Stevens offers short graduate certificate programs for employers and professionals seeking additional depth in these fast-changing disciplines. Building state-of-the-art labs is impractical for most companies, but organizations can work with Stevens to use the Hanlon Financial Systems Center as a training facility for employees and to keep managers current on applications of new and emerging technologies.