About the Lehigh Wall Street Council
The Lehigh Wall Street Council (LWSC) was born out of a very simple but compelling fact that has been evident to many alumni for decades: The Lehigh presence in the financial services industry is incredibly strong, visible, and vibrant. In the fall of 2002, a group of committed Lehigh alumni, staff members, and faculty got together with the mission of turning this presence into a community that would provide business and career opportunities to Lehigh alumni in the financial sector. In addition, we set out to build channels that would educate and assist Lehigh students in their efforts to find career and internship opportunities in the financial world.
With the passion and dedication of the executive committee, the Lehigh alumni relations staff, and the College of Business faculty, we’ve made great progress over the last decade in reaching our goals. We’ve had an overwhelming response from the alumni community in terms of volunteering their time and attending our events, and we now have a continually evolving membership base over 1,300 strong. Moreover, we’ve established a robust calendar of events that includes on-campus seminars as well as events in New York City that can boast the involvement of such distinguished Lehigh alumni as Joe Perella ’64, Stacey Cunningham ’96, Barry Rosenstein ’81, and Bob Doll ’76. It’s been nothing short of exhilarating for me and the executive committee to watch the Lehigh Wall Street Council grow into an organization where alumni are excited to get involved, to attend our events, to network with their peers, and, especially, to help students get their start in the financial sector.
While we’re heartened by our success thus far, much work remains if we’re to fulfill our mission in creating an enduring affinity group that provides support and opportunities for alumni, faculty, and students alike. We’re continually working to expand the types of events we offer, to reach out to every corner of the ever-changing world of finance, and to duplicate our efforts in other regions outside of the New York City area. If you’re a Lehigh alum who works in financial services or a related field, I encourage you to take advantage of the many ways you can get involved with our efforts. Whether it’s attending one of our events, coming back to speak on campus, or volunteering to provide assistance to students, there are many fulfilling ways to get involved. I can confidently say that you’ll find your efforts will provide you with a forum that can bolster your business contacts, enhance your career prospects, and renew and strengthen your ties to Lehigh.
Use this website to add your name to our mailing list, and we will keep you informed about our events and activities.
I hope to see you soon at a LWSC event.
- Andrew Fife ’85
Lehigh University alumni are strongly represented on Wall Street. Lehigh graduates occupy leadership positions within J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and numerous other firms within the global financial services community. The number of alumni and recent graduates working within the industry continues to grow.
In June 2002, a number of these leaders joined then-President Gregory C. Farrington ’06H in creating the Lehigh Wall Street Council. Open to Lehigh alumni, parents, and friends of the university engaged in the financial services industry, the council was established to cultivate a Lehigh alumni community within the global financial services industry that supports the advancement of the professional and academic goals of Lehigh alumni, students, faculty, and the university.
The council has set four goals:
- To foster the development of a Lehigh alumni network in the global financial services community
- To enhance the opportunity for Lehigh students and alumni to enter and advance their careers in the global financial services industry
- To strive to contribute to the academic endeavors of the university
- To promote an environment for Lehigh alumni to strengthen the reputation and support the mission and goals of Lehigh University
Fill your professional network with Lehigh alumni! Lehigh alumni work in top financial firms on Wall Street, including J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs. Find these alumni and more on Lehigh Connects. Stay up-to-date on the club’s events and activities, and build your network in between the Lehigh Wall Street Council’s in-person opportunities.
- Lehigh New York Regional Network
- Center for Career & Professional Development
- Lehigh College of Business
- Lehigh Center for Financial Services
- Development and Alumni Relations
Dear Lehigh Wall Street Council Member,
The 2023 Financial Services Forum will take place on Saturday, October 21, on Lehigh's campus. Registration and continental breakfast will kick off at 8:30 a.m., and we want Lehigh students to hear from you! The forum will end approximately around 2:30 p.m.
Opportunities range from participating in or moderating a panel discussion, participating in networking and mentoring sessions, and more. Let us know if you are interested in attending, and we will be in contact.
This event is also a great opportunity to visit campus and reconnect with fellow LWSC members and Lehigh Business faculty.
Can't make it in person but still want to participate? Look for virtual opportunities including joining the LWSC Group on LinkedIn or sign up for Lehigh Connects, a networking and mentorship platform for Lehigh alumni and students. Share your expertise, and play a vital role in the continued future successes of Lehigh Business students.
We ask that you RSVP, and submit your responses no later than Monday, October 2, for planning purposes.
Lehigh Wall Street Council Leadership