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2018 NASP Mentors Luncheon & Career Symposium

National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP)

Friday, April 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

2018 NASP Mentors Luncheon & Career Symposium

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Type End Quantity
College/University Student
Currently enrolled undergraduate students.
Ended Free  
NASP Member
NASP Members who will participate in networking in the morning when students arrive or the relationship skills building exercise at 1:15 p.m.
Ended Free  
UBS Employees
UBS volunteers and staff who will participate in the event day.
Ended Free  
Recruiter/Corporate Partner/Sponsor
Confirmed Corporate Partners/Sponsors/Recruiters for Event Day. Prior approval from NASP is required. Contact Farzin at
Ended Free  
Confirmed participants in the event program (UBS and Non-UBS).
Ended Free  
College/University Professor/Admin   more info Ended Free  

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Event Details



Friday, April 20, 2018


1285 Avenue of Americas

14th Floor, Rooms 9, 10 & 11 

New York, NY 10019


NASP hosts the Mentors Luncheon & Career Symposium to develop the next generation of diverse talent for careers in the financial services industry. The event provides exposure to public and private finance career paths, career preparation skills and a recruitment fair for current undergraduate college students. The event is open to freshmen through seniors; freshmen are strongly encouraged to attend. Campus diversity recruiters are looking to meet rising African American, Hispanic/Latino, and other underrepresented  college students with an interest in the financial services industry. Click HERE to view a summary of last year's event.

NASP is pleased to partner with UBS on the 2018 event! UBS provides financial advice and solutions to private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of their Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. Learn more about UBS by clicking HERE.



  • Deadline to Register: 3 p.m. EST, Friday, April 13, 2018. We may close registration ahead of the deadline date if we reach capacity. 
  • This event is FREE but pre-registration including resume submission is REQUIRED.
  • Click HERE to upload your resume to confirm your attendance. Resume's are due by 3 p.m. EST on April 13, 2018. Click HERE to view suggested resume formats to submit your resume. 
  • Due to capacity constraints, this event is not open to recently graduated students or students in graduate program/business school/J.D. programs.To be added to the NASP student distribution list to receive details about future events from NASP, please click HERE.



(Final as of 4/19/2018 2:30 p.m.)


10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

Arrive early, get settled in and have an opportunity to network with fellow students as well as NASP and UBS professionals.

Welcome/Opening Keynote

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. 

  • Opening Remarks: NASP
  • Welcome & Introduction of Keynote Speaker: UBS 
  • Keynote Speaker: Mark Wilkins, Managing Director, Wealth Management, UBS

Presentation by UBS

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

  • Kenneth Correa, CFP, Executive Director, Market Head Metropolitan Markets, UBS

Break to Pick Up Lunch from Buffet 

11:45 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.

Luncheon and Mentors Panel

12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Industry professionals share their stories both personal and professional about their path to achieving success in this highly competitive industry. Ask candid questions and receive insight from industry professionals with various levels of career experience/backgrounds and areas of expertise.

  • Sekou Kaalund, Managing Director, Investor Client Management, Head of Pension Coverage, J.P. Morgan 
  • Duray T. Taylor, Executive Director, Private Wealth Management, UBS
  • Yvonne Nelson, Head of Real Estate, Office of the New York City Comptroller
  • Kelly Hardeman, Vice President, Investor Relations & Capital Formation, Insight Venture Partners


  • Carla Novak, International Business Risk Officer, UBS

Professional Presence and Relationship Building Essentials 

1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Effective networking involves developing relationships with other people, sharing relevant information and resources, and providing mutual support and encouragement on the path to reaching your goals. Learn tactics to engage and connect – even if you’re shy! Hear from a guest speaker on the value of cultivating meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships for your career. Then, after a brief presentation, practice your skills with industry professionals during an interactive exercise facilitated by UBS Campus Talent Management/Recruiting professionals.

Guest Speaker:

  • Daniel D. Miller, Deputy Executive Director, Board of Education Retirement System of the City of New York


  • Asher Simcoe, Campus Recruiting & Development, Americas, UBS

Practice Volunteers:

  • Multiple industry professionals from various firms! 

Visit Recruiters

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Companies will be present to share information regarding internship and career opportunities – meet campus recruitment teams and use the networking skills you just learned!

  • BNY Mellon
  • Citi
  • Colonial Consulting
  • Lazard Asset Management
  • Nasdaq
  • Nationwide
  • UBS

Closing Remarks/Next Steps

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Reflect on the day!




If you can no longer the event, please e-mail or call 202-371-5535. No shows (those who do not inform us prior to the event of their absence) may be excluded from registering for future NASP events. This event has limited capacity and NASP's generous partners and sponsors have committed their time and resources to make this event successful. If you let us know in advance, we can offer your seat to a waitlisted attendee. No show's reflect negatively on NASP and hurts your own reputation too!




Public transportation is highly recommended. If you are attending from outside of the NYC area, reimbursement may be available. Please e-mail for details.



Professional Business Attire is PREFERRED.

Business Casual Attire is REQUIRED.

No denim, sneakers, or attire that is ill fitted. Conservative attire is best for the financial services industry. 




Current government and/or college/university issued ID will be required to gain admittance to the venue. Passport, driver's license, learners permit, state issued ID cards are acceptable. 


The National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) is a non-profit trade association for people of color and women in the financial services industry. NASP connects members to  industry leaders and business opportunities; advocates for policies that create equal representation and inclusion; provides educational opportunities; and works to build awareness about the value of ensuring that women and minorities are included in all aspects of the financial services industry. This event is held through the NASP Foundation which is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Click HERE to learn more about NASP.

Have questions about 2018 NASP Mentors Luncheon & Career Symposium? Contact National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP)

When & Where

1285 Avenue of the Americas
14th Floor, Rooms 9, 10 & 11
New York, NY 10019

Friday, April 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP)

The National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) is a non-profit trade association for people of color and women in the financial services industry. NASP membership includes asset managers, brokers, public finance consultants, investment bankers, bond counsel, investement consultants, commercial bankers, institutional investors, wealth managers and other finance professionals. Learn about NASP by clicking here.

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