The 11th annual From DoG Street to Wall Street event was hosted October 5th and 6th this year. It took place at Miller Hall, home of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Each fall, the Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy co-hosts the two day event along with the Boehly Center and the Cohen Career Center to provide alumni-led discussion panels and networking opportunities for Mason School students.
This year's keynote address featured guest speaker Todd Boehly '96, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and controlling member of Eldridge Industries which operates a variety of media, film and television companies. He is also part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Boehly received his degree from William & Mary and also studied at the London School of Economics.
“You need to gain perspective to be able to share that perspective," he told the audience. "Having quality experiences that make you stand out will go a long way."
Katherine Jaggers, a prospective business school student and attendee of the From DoG Street to Wall Street keynote address, said she particularly benefited from Boehly's advice about finding your place in the workforce. "It led me to greater insight about my future and the role I need to play in creating it," she said.
Other highlights included panels on diverse topics such as early career success, investment banking, private equity, corporate finance, and risk management led by William & Mary alumni and industry professionals. The various speakers, panels, and presentations provide an excellent opportunity for students to network and learn more about careers in the financial services industry.
Finance student and Vice President of the Finance Academy Manny Enriquez '18 said that he believes the event's networking possibilities offer another valuable benefit. "DoG Street to Wall Street provides a wealth of knowledge by renowned industry professionals," he said. "It can help William & Mary candidates stand out during the job interview process."