Re-Cap: 03.27.2014 Talk Thursday

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With over 300 sign-ups in advance of our finance-themed Talk Thursday, Asian professionals from all levels convened at INC Lounge on March 27th.  Our corporate partners for the event included Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, and Goldman Sachs.  Stanford’s Asian Pacific American Alumni Club acted as our March academic partner.

NAAAP members, representing a wide variety of sectors, traded best practices with both corporate and academic partners on networking, mentoring, and career development over the course of the evening. Around the room were curated questions to spark conversation such as “what is your favorite Excel shortcut?”

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Partway through the evening’s program, Moderator Luis Miguel Ochoa, representing the academic partner, began a panel with Ashwin Krishnan from Morgan Stanley, Tom Cheung from Deutsche Bank, and Suzanne Yao from Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Krishnan began the panel comments with an emphasis on keeping an open mind when exploring opportunities in financial institutions.  Mr. Cheung remarked that is important to everyone regardless of career level to be self-aware.  Ms. Yao furthered the evening’s theme on career development, citing her involvement in internal networks has helped her collaborate with others outside of her immediate department.

Questions from the audience included “how can one manage superiors as a junior person?,” and “what best advice would you have for young professionals starting out?”

Judy Lao, President of NAAAP NY closed the panel session, emphasizing the strong bond forged by audience members and panelists through the course of the evening.

Thank you to all attendees, our panelists and their respective organizations, and our academic partner for making this a successful and impactful event!

To view more photos from this evening, click here.

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