The Seventh Annual Intern Career Conference Recap

July 31, 2020

On July 9, 2020, the Financial Services Pipeline (FSP) conducted the Seventh Annual Intern Career Conference. Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the event gathered more than 250 interns, students, and business leaders from approximately 14 Chicago-area financial services firms and 8 nonprofit partner organizations. This was FSP’s largest Intern Career Conference to date! The theme of the conference was “Navigating your Career through Adversity,” and sessions highlighted career tips to thrive in a world that is quickly shifting with the current global health crisis, civil unrest, and a precarious job market.

The conference offered well-rounded tips to thrive in the COVID-19 job market with tactical skills taught by a diverse panel of individuals. Interns and students were able to work on their brand by sharing and developing their elevator pitches with timely and effective feedback from professionals in the industry.

Samara Hernandez was the keynote speaker and delivered an empowering presentation on “Getting out of Your Comfort Zone – a Personal Success Story.” Her story of perseverance despite the odds energized our attendees to keep pursuing their dreams.

View the agenda from the conference.