MSGF meetup bonds alumni and students
By Jacquelyn Hart
Ever thought about how you will stay connected after graduation?
For students in the Master of Science in Global Finance program, a Saturday afternoon meetup was just the thing.
Current MSGF students joined alumni to share reflections on their consulting projects, discuss the financial services industry, and enjoy a movie.
The consulting projects offered valuable experience, students said. While working with firms such as Moody’s, GIC, Goldman Sachs, and Broadridge, they were able to experience what practitioners do day-to-day.
Recent alumna Mengyi Qian, MSGF ’16, reflected on similar projects she completed during her time at Fordham. “I think it’s great to learn from these kind of projects, and I’m happy to see these students also learning,” she said. “I think they are doing very well.”
On this, her first trip back to campus since graduation, Qian was excited to share advice with current students.
“I think students like me, especially international students from China … should start networking earlier,” she noted, adding, it “took a long time for me to realize the importance of [networking].”
Gautam Gulvady, MSGF ’17, agreed, saying the inherent “global flavor” of the MSGF program means that alumni involvement at events like this one helps to give students international exposure. He expressed his view that China and India are where the future is, “so getting their perspective is so valuable.”