TSU Announces Partnership with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Texas Southern University (TSU) has officially launched its partnership with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) to offer students the SIFMA Invest! platform throughout their time at TSU. This program and its virtual platform offer students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority-serving institutions a myriad of educational and career coaching opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in financial services.

The partnership with SIFMA Invest! will provide students with new educational resources, opportunities to prepare for and take the FINRA SIE exam, internship opportunities with SIFMA member firms and resume reviews.

SIFMA Partnership"SIFMA has long been committed to diversity, equity and inclusion," said Kenneth E. Bentsen Jr., SIFMA President & CEO. "We are glad to be able to provide our member firms and participating institutions of higher education with a new resource to help take measurable steps to improve the acquisition of diverse student talent and enable a broader group of college students to learn about career opportunities in the financial services industry."

Not only does this platform connect students with industry, but it also links students interested in financial services and encourages them to attend virtual events and webinars together.

"This partnership will provide our students with access to valuable and necessary resources that will help them in their academic and professional careers," said Interim President Kenneth Huewitt. "These types of partnerships are vitally important to our commitment to prepare students to be well-rounded professionals and add value to the workforce.”

Dr. Kendall Harris, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and Research, notes providing students with the tools needed to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom is the university’s priority.

"The access to resources and working professionals in the financial services industry is essential to help students navigate their careers and find their passion,” said Harris.

SIFMA Partnership -Dr YenDr. David Yen, dean and professor of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business, reflects on SIFMA as an essential voice in the national security industry and feels honored that the JHJ School has this opportunity to partner with SIFMA.

"The SIFMA platform is adding to our arsenal of opportunities to help students to integrate textbook knowledge with real-world cases together," said Yen. "Consequently, it will help our graduates be strategically competent to meet the dynamic changes in today’s financial market. We are confident this valuable learning opportunity will create student success, which is the No. 1 priority of JHJ School of Business."

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Last updated: 04/14/2021