Alumnus Shares Wall Street Experiences With Investment Club

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2011 ? High Point University alumnus Chad Jennings, now a successful investment banking analyst in New York, recently met with students of the Floyd T. Craven Investment Club to share professional experiences in working in investment banking in New York City.

Jennings, who graduated in 2008, currently works at FBR Capital Markets, a mid-market investment bank in central Manhattan. He shared details about working with private equity investments, as well as buy-side versus sell-side investing. He also discussed his career transition from asset management to investment banking.

?It was rewarding to listen and learn from Chad?s experiences,? says Alex Trimboli, a rising junior majoring in business administration and incoming Investment Club president. ?His advice is timely for all students interested in a career on Wall Street.?

?We are fortunate to have Chad not only speak to our students about his experiences on Wall Street, but also to have him as a friend and mentor that can provide an avenue for internship and job placement opportunities for current students,? says Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Phillips School of Business.

The Investment Club is a part of the Business School Association. It allows HPU students to invest dollars, originally funded by an alumnus gift, in the stock market under the guidance of professors of finance in the university’s Phillips School of Business.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist


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