Baruch College to Host Credit Suisse Explorer Program June 14

Program Aims to Introduce the Financial World to Students of Color

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New York, NY - June 6, 2006--Baruch College will provide an inside view of the business world for traditionally under-represented first and second year undergraduates when it hosts the Credit Suisse Explorer Program on June 14.

The all expense paid program is designed to bring together selected students of African, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American backgrounds to explore the world of financial services while gaining new perspectives on career opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to interact with Wall Street professionals, enrich their knowledge of the financial services industry, and explore career opportunities in investment banking, sales and trading, research, finance, administration, operations, and information technology.

Last month, Baruch played host to 35 college sophomores as part of the Credit Suisse Wall Street Immersion Program. Students were introduced to the functions of a stock market and trading by Richard Holowczak, director of the Wasserman Trading Floor / Subotnick Center, during a trading simulation.

The Subotnick Center
The only business school resource of its kind in New York and one of a handful of comparable facilities at top educational institutions nationwide, the Subotnick Center is the centerpieceof the Bert W. and Sandra Wasserman Trading Floor, a fully equipped, simulated trading environment featuring 42 high-end networked computer workstations, continuous live data feeds, real-time market quotes, and computerized trading models. Actual market technology is used to teach students about markets and financial services-valuable experience for graduates seeking leading positions in the financial, banking, or accounting services industries. The Center also features a 60-seat seminar room and a 25-seat development lab.

                                                                                               Lara Moon
                                                                  
     Communications & Marketing
                                                                                         (646)-660-6093

Contact: Richard Holowczak, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems, (646) 312-1544, richard_holowczak@baruch.cuny.edu