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YU Professionals Kick Off the Summer Season with Networking Events

The siren call of the beach and vacation was put on hold while YU’s professional networking groups organized two outstanding events for alumni and industry professionals in June.

On Thursday, June 19, the YU Wall Street Group presented “Current Trends in Activist Investing” featuring Peter W. May, President and founding partner of Trian Partners, in conversation with Andrew Conway, Managing Director at Credit Suisse.

YUWSG_eventThe event, hosted by Credit Suisse, attracted more than 150 alumni and friends of YU who work in various roles in the finance industry. “In addition to learning from Peter May’s life experiences and investment advice, it also enabled friends to reconnect with former classmates, and for attendees to network and create new relationships that will hopefully assist them in furthering their careers,” said Ovadyeh Aryeh ’02SB, a director at Credit Suisse. “Yeshiva played an integral role in enabling me to be in my current position today, and it continues to play an active role in my career advancement through the ongoing educational and networking opportunities it creates for alumni who work in finance.” View photos here.

On Thursday, June 26, the YU Real Estate Professionals hosted Bruce Ratner, Chairman of Forest City Ratner, in conversation with Michael Stoler, host of The Stoler Report at the New York Times building.

14560694975_47f7a14850_m“The event was an informative and fun forum for us to learn from Bruce Ratner about who he really is and what has made him successful. The close friendship he shares with Michael Stoler was apparent, and their easy interaction allowed us a real glimpse into the person Ratner is behind the title of titan of industry,” said Jennifer Prince ’99SB, who was profiled here by Alumni News in 2012. View photos here.

Prince’s friend Ellee Kim said, “The dialogue between two industry superstars, Michael Stoler and Bruce Ratner, was not just interesting and entertaining but also very inspiring. YU organized an incredible event at the architecturally-significant New York Times building.”

Finally, on Tuesday, July 22, YU Legal Professionals present “Silicon Wadi: A Guide to International Lawyering in Israel,” (CLE credits available) featuring Jeremy Lustman ’96YC, a partner at DLA Piper, and Benjamin Waltuch ’88YUHS, ’92SB, a partner at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz. Both Lustman and Waltuch are Americans who practice law in Israel. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the program begins at 8:30 a.m.  Register today!