Finance careers not only for finance majors

A trailblazer in his professional career and private life, Larry Schloss is this fall’s Executive in Residence. Schloss, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Tulane in 1976, will share his invaluable insights with students seeking careers in finance.

The Executive in Residence program, organized by Career Wave, invites Tulane undergraduate students to engage with experts from a variety of industries.  

“We want senior executives from all industries to have an opportunity to impact students across all disciplines and degrees,” said Byron Kantrow, director of Career Wave programming.

“We want to emphasize that careers in finance are not limited to only finance undergraduates.”

— Byron Kantrow, director of Career Wave programming

Howard Margolis, a member of the Newcomb-Tulane College Dean’s Advisory Council, and his wife, Donna Margolis, provided funding to launch the program. Margolis graduated from Tulane with a Bachelor of Science in management in 1987.

Schloss has more than 40 years of Wall Street experience. He has held critical positions, including president of Angelo, Gordon & Co., deputy comptroller and chief investment officer of New York City Retirement Systems, global head of Credit Suisse First Boston Private Equity and chairman of DLJ Merchant Banking.

He is also a member of the Board of Tulane University, as well as an avid hiker who has trekked through the Himalayas, the Alps and Patagonia.

Students will have the opportunity to attend Schloss’ presentation, Life Lessons From Wall Street’s Long and Winding Road, at two times: Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Freeman Auditorium and on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at noon at Cudd Hall. Open to all Tulane undergraduates, the talks will provide students with an inside look at navigating a career in the financial sector.

“We want to emphasize that careers in finance are not limited to only finance undergraduates. Tulane offers many degrees, including Larry’s undergraduate focus in economics, which can be used as a foundation for successful careers across all industries,” said Kantrow.

This October, Schloss will also give additional presentations and meet with student organizations and faculty to schedule guest lecture opportunities.

“Additionally, any student who participates in his programming — including his presentations this week, classes that he will teach and/or student organizations that he’ll speak to in October— will be able to apply for one-on-one office hours with him in December to discuss their career goals and strategies,” said Kantrow.

To attend upcoming presentations, students can RSVP online.  

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