When Chris Rice '91 graduated from the University of New Hampshire, there weren't as many opportunities to interact with working professionals and build relationships before entering the workforce as there are today.
So, when Rice was asked to participate in the early years of the Peter T. Paul Financial Policy Center’s Finance Symposium, he jumped at the opportunity to share his experiences with fellow Wildcats.
“When I came to Boston and started my career, I felt like I had to kind of figure it out on my own. This is one of the reasons I get excited to talk to student groups, especially from UNH,” Rice says. “I want to give them the advantage that I didn’t have, give them the benefit of my experience because it’s nice when someone comes back to school and takes an interest.”
This is the scenario organizers had in mind when they established the Financial Symposium — to bring alumni in the financial sector back to campus to share their experiences with students.
As the Paul Financial Policy Center prepares to hold its 10th annual Finance Symposium on Nov. 3, those involved in the event feel a sense of pride in its growth.