Getting to Wall Street from W&M

WILLIAMSBURG, VA -- Experts in the field of finance -- including many successful College of William & Mary grads -- will gather for the second annual "From DOG Street to Wall Street Conference," to be held Friday, Sept. 12. The location of the event has not been finalized.

The event, which brings more than 20 movers and shakers of finance to Williamsburg's own DOG Street, or Duke of Gloucester Street,  is designed to help W&M students better understand their career opportunities in finance. 

Students will have the opportunity to attend panels on private banking and wealth management, research, international finance and operations and management services.

Among the panelists are:

  • Glenn Crafford '77, Managing Director of Deutsche Bank, who has more than 25 years of merger and acquisition advisory experience.
  • Niles Chura '91, Portfolio Manager for Highland, who is responsible for more than $1.5 billion in investments.
  • Amy Furman '85, Vice President, JP Morgan Chase, who works as a senior program manager in Finance, managing changes and improvements to the information and technical architecture for the firm's external reporting processes.
  • Randy Befumo , Director of Research for Legg Mason Capital Management, who is responsible for managing the Analysts and the Market Intelligence group, and serves as the internet analyst for the firm.
  • Jeff Huffman '91, Executive Director, Credit Derivatives at Goldman Sachs, who is responsible for the credit structuring efforts at the firm's Correlation Credit trading team.

During the lunch break, panelists will eat with students and discuss the finer points of interviewing.

The conference is sponsored by the Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy, the Mason School of Business and the Undergraduate Career Center, and open to all undergraduates (Arts & Sciences and BBA), and MAcc and MBA students. Reservations are required.