Exploring Careers in Business

Thanks to CDI board members Jackie Krese and Sovonna Day-Goins, 30 members of our schools’ Young Women’s & Men’s Leadership Groups took part in a career exploration event on May 9th at Credit Suisse. Student teams competed in a Stock Market game where they mock traded stocks from Apple, Nike and Facebook, while experiencing simulated stock market fluctuations like stock rises, drops and company mergers.

Then, a panel of executives from a range of Credit Suisse departments spoke about their college journeys and the way they arrived at their current careers. The students were inspired by the level of engagement they received at the event. “You know you see people in suits and you think they won’t be interested, but they talked to us just like regular people and told us about their lives,” said Adele, from HPHS.

“They really encouraged students especially in our age who are still trying to figure out what we want to do,” said CAS student Jonah, about his conversation with Credit Suisse executives. Students also received a generous “Adulting Gift Package” with resources and survival tools to help navigate life after high school – everything from dorm essentials to journals for personal growth.

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