Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Peirce students attend Career Day/Diversity event at NASDAQ headquarters, ring closing bell

© 2010, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Back Row: Fred Poellnitz (Professor), Wesley Vesterby,Dione Pride,
George Courtnye, Bill Morgan '87, Cazie Perry, Chuck Wright
Front Row: Jim Mergiotti, Felicia Roton, Niche Adderly
Career development and networking are big parts of the Peirce College experience. We’re always looking for new and interesting ways to connect students with professionals working in the fields they’re headed for. The relationships made through networking often serve as career launching pads down the road.

On Monday, a group of nine Peirce College students, faculty, and administrators participated in one of our most exciting networking opportunities yet. They attended the NASDAQ Career Day/Diversity event in New York City, and rang the NASDAQ Closing Bell!

© 2010, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Jim Mergiotti with Bill Morgan '87
Students met NASDAQ OMX business leaders, including Peirce College trustee and graduate Bill Morgan ’87 who is currently the Senior VP for Global Human Resources at NASDAQ OMX. Bill and his colleagues gave an overview of the exchange, what their days are like, and spoke about the diversity initiative and career opportunities within the organization.

Before ending their day at the MarketSite location in Times Square, the students toured Wall Street and visited NASDAQ’s One Liberty Plaza location.

© 2010, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Clark Atlanta University students and faculty were also in attendance for the event. Dr. Wanda Owens from Clark Atlanta joined Peirce President James J. Mergiotti in presiding over the NASDAQ Closing Bell. Both institutions were recognized for their longstanding history and commitment to diversity before students and faculty joined President Mergiotti and Dr. Owens on the podium to ring the Closing Bell.

For photos of Peirce College at the closing bell ceremony and a video clip of the event, visit NASDAQ’s Events page and click on the “Peirce College” market close dated 12/20/2010.


A special thanks to Bill Morgan for facilitating the event. It was a great opportunity for Peirce students to hear directly from an alumnus who’s built a successful career on the foundation of a Peirce education.

Peirce Business students who participated in yesterday’s event include: Felicia Roton, Dione Pride, George Courtyne, Wesley Vesterby, Niche Adderly, and Cazie Perry.
© 2010, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Back Row: Wesley Vesterby, Chuck Wright, Cazie Perry, Fred Poellnitz (Professor), Dione Pride
Front Row: George Courtnye, Jim Mergiotti, Niche Adderly, Felicia Roton