Financial Services speaker, Matt Clark

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Thank you to our last speaker, Mr. Rao. What a great feeling it was to be back in-person for Career Cafe, after more than a year of virtual programming! Thank you so much for volunteering to speak to our WHS students about your IT and Sales career pathway. You showed students that all the twists and turns of your educational and career pathway did not hinder your future; rather, they helped contribute to your current success as a sales manager at Amazon. Students learned to “never worry about results” and to “accept the outcomes,” realizing that their initial failures often teach them valuable lessons that set them up for later success. What a great message for the students and for all of us!

Thank you, Matt Clark, for speaking at our April Career Cafe. Matt discussed his path to success in the financial services industry and how he spent eight years in the army before beginning his financial career. Mr. Clark credits his military years for shaping him and preparing him for his next career. He is now a VP at PIMCO where he works with large, institutional investors such as government pension plans. Matt provided a broad overview of the financial services industry (what is it, why it exists, types of financial service careers, etc.) as well as great insight and advice about joining the military.