Wanted: New York investment managers with an eye to the future.
Your help is needed to acquaint the city's high-school students with the compelling world of finance.
The New York FAST Track program has attracted more than 75 inner-city students this year, its largest group ever. The teenagers are learning how to evaluate companies using credit and investment analysis. They do research and build stock portfolios, then defend their selections. They are even learning to track trading.
"We need summer internship opportunities," said Sam Austin, the program's developer and president of the New York chapter of the National Association of Securities Professionals.
"We now have two years' worth of returning students and they work hard all year. If someone has the ability to hire them as an intern, and pay $8 to $10 an hour, they can catch them at a young age and inspire them," Mr. Austin said.
Students meet collectively at Wall Street firms and hear presentations, do simulations and become familiar with business surroundings.
Contact Sam Austin at (212) 250-9364 about the Finance & Scholastic Training Track.