Smith Career Conversations: Careers in Banking, Finance and Consulting

Smith Career Conversations are sponsored by the Joel A. Smith III Fund for Career Exploration. These career days are organized twice each year by the Babson Center for Global Commerce and Career & Leadership Development; the fall event focuses on careers in the financial sector, and the spring event explores careers in a variety of industries. Alumni serve as panelists, and the event provides students with an overview of career options, practice interview opportunities and the ability to network with Sewanee alumni. 

Seven  alumni of the University will be on campus to talk with students about their careers in banking, finance and consulting.  Students can attend a networking lunch, panel discussion and have one-on-one time with the visiting professionals through practice interviews.  The participants are:

  • Adams Conrad, C'13 - Analyst, Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group, Charlotte, NC
  • Mary Catherine Horne - C'13 - Graduate Recruiting Coordinator, Bank of America, Charlotte, NC
  • Catherine Lambert, C'12 - Consultant, Accenture, Atlanta, GA
  • Patrick Lynch, C'05 - Assistant to the Chairman, Raymond James Financial, Tampa/St. Petersburg Area, FL
  • Wende Stambaugh, C'89 - Senior Vice President: Learning Executive, Bank of America, Nashville, TN
  • Katherine Touchstone, C'90 - Senior Vice President: Credit Administration, Pegasus Bank, Dallas, TX
  • Avery Tucker, C'95 - Senior Wealth Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Atlanta, GA

Smith Career Day 1

Smith Career Day 2


Smith Career Day Schedule

Lunch,  McGriff Alumni House - Registration deadline has passed.

Noon-1 PM
Students will be assigned to tables based on potential career interest, and alumni will share their career path with the students at their table.

Career Panel, Gailor Auditorium

1:15-2:45 PM
Each panelist will speak for 7-8 minutes and cover these points:

  • Characterize the employment opportunities their industry/sector and what skills and preparation students will need to succeed in being hired
  • Describe the nature of their current work

Question and answer session will follow.

Networking Break, Gailor Lobby

2:45 - 3:10 PM

Practice Interview Opportunities, Gailor Classrooms 103, 110, 112, 114, 128, 130 and 132 - All slots have been filled.

Alumni will simulate an interview environment and provide feed-back to each student.

3:10-4:20 PM Interview Opportunities (3 @ 20 min/each)

  • 3:10 - 3:30 PM
  • 3:35 - 3:55 PM
  • 4:00 - 4:20 PM

To attend the luncheon and practice interview opportunities, please sign up on TigerNet.

Luncheon - McGriff Alumni House Panel and Practice Interview Opportunities - Gailor Auditorium and Classrooms
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