A group of 75 NYU Stern Undergraduate College students were recognized for their commitment to academic excellence, educational advancement, and integrity in business as they were inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society in Gardner Commons on Tuesday, May 5.
Ameeta Gosain (MBA ‘92), who was this year’s distinguished speaker, encouraged the juniors and seniors in attendance to follow their passions, take risks, be resilient, and believe in themselves.
“I’d like to congratulate you on all that you’ve achieved, and I’m happy to be here to celebrate this moment with you,” said Gosain.
Today, Gosain is the head of JPMorgan Chase’s US Retirement Plan, where she manages $15 billion in assets. In addition to this role, she is involved in diversity and leadership initiatives – Gosain is a founding member of the Women in Risk Exchange and Women of Color Connection networking groups at JPMorgan Chase.
After earning a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Stern, Gosain began her career at JPMorgan Chase as a market maker in emerging market debt. She has also served as global head of the IB Credit Portfolio Management and Research Team for the firm.
The induction ceremony was led by Jennifer Carpenter, an associate professor of Finance who also serves as President and faculty adviser for Beta Gamma Sigma’s Delta Chapter of New York. All inductees received pins, special certificates and blue and gold honor cords, which seniors will wear with their cap and gown at NYU’s May commencement exercises.
“Lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor that a business student anywhere in the world at an accredited school can achieve, and is the equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa in the humanities,” said Rohit S. Deo, Stern’s Vice Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Strategic Planning.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the first national honor society in business; the society celebrated its centennial in 2013. The students who were inducted joined some of the university’s most prestigious alumni as members of Beta Gamma Sigma, including Leonard N. Stern, Larry Tisch and Alan Greenspan.
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