This January, a team of five determined freshman and sophomore women from universities around the New York City area, participated in a rigorous, two-week Winternship program hosted at the BNY Mellon Jersey City, New Jersey Innovation Center. The Winternship program, sponsored by BNY Mellon and in collaboration with Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY), aims to help transform today’s high-performing women students into future leaders in the technology space.
“Participating in a Wintership at BNY Mellon is a great opportunity to start gaining experience and skills that I can use toward my future career goals,” said John Jay College student Victoria Soobryan.
“Winterns” in the highly competitive and accelerated program – that took place during the January academic recess – collaborated to complete an assigned challenge project, and presented their findings to business leaders at the end of the two-week program. In addition to gaining valuable on-the-job experience, the Winterns participated in carefully curated tech talks and panels, engaged in discussions with technology leaders, attended career workshops, and shadowed key company executives.
Angela Chi, from Hunter College, said, “I am extremely excited to be matched with BNY Mellon because I have been looking to combine my interests in Economics, Business and Coding in a professional setting, and this Winternship gives me that opportunity.”
Women in technology are involved in many aspects of BNY Mellon’s business- from innovating the next generation of products and services, to leading major change initiatives. The new Winternship program is just one example of the company’s support of the advancement of women in the communities where we live and work. This year’s inaugural Winternship class included students from Hunter College, Baruch College, City College of New York, New York City College of Technology, and John Jay.
“We’re pleased with the ideas presented as part of the challenge project, but this program is really about BNY Mellon propelling these women forward into a successful career in technology,” said Matt Joseph, Head of the BNY Mellon Jersey City Innovation Center. “And about letting them know how exciting it is to work in financial services technology today.”
To learn more about BNY Mellon-WiTNY Winternships or how to participate in an upcoming program, please visit our website or submit a request and a member of BNY Mellon’s team will contact you.