For NYSE Euronext, a Business Week article published in the Fall of 2011 about how the government and some corporations were implementing large hiring initiatives and providing transitional services for Veterans was the impetus for the development of a unique 8-week paid ‘internship’ program for Veterans and Veteran students. We recognized that our greatest impact would come through leveraging our brand and our community.
In 2012, 15 Veterans and Veteran Students joined NYSE Euronext as participants in its inaugural 8-week Veteran Associate program.
The participants experienced hands-on training as well as hearing from senior executives and other staff, Trading Floor community and other industry experts in comprehensive education modules, which were part of the Executive Education series.
At the end of the 8 weeks, one third of the Veteran Associates continued on in full-time job opportunities or paid internships, reflecting the success of the program. With this success and continuation of the program, NYSE will be interviewing for next year’s participants in the first quarter of 2013. For a more in-depth look at the program, watch the video below on our 2012 program and its participants.
The purpose of the program is to provide meaningful, professional assignments to Veterans and Veteran students so that they may learn about NYSE Euronext and its business through hands-on work assignments and a comprehensive educational component of the Program.
The participants are selected from numerous veteran organizations and schools, including Wall Street Warfighters’ Foundation Financial and Trading Education Program, Four Block, the Military Student organizations of Columbia University, Fordham University and NYU, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). The program participants are paid parallel to the NYSE Summer Interns.
The educational component of the VAP consists of Lunch & Learn-type seminars and workshops, conducted by NYSE Euronext senior executives and staff, as well as NYSE Trading Floor personnel and external industry experts. The intent of the educational component is to provide participants the opportunity to learn about “A Day at the New York Stock Exchange.” Beginning with a historical perspective of the NYSE and business overview, viewing the opening bell through a typical trading day, completing the cycle with the closing bell and post-trade activities.
To ensure that the Veteran Associates are further assimilated into the Company, a Sponsor, beyond their team and manager will be matched to each Associate. Some members of the NYSE Veterans Support Employee Resource Group are invited to serve as sponsors.
The overall profile of a Veteran Associate consists of some of these attributes, skills and abilities:
For more information on the positions available for the 2013 Veteran Associate Program, download our 2013 Veteran Associate Program Job Description Summary. The VAP begins on June 3, 2013 and ends on August 9, 2013.
Veterans (non-Officer status) who would like to apply for one of these positions may submit their resume and cover letter, indicating the position code for which they are expressing interest, at VetAssociateProgram@nyx.com.