JPMorgan Chase Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat with JPMorgan Chase

Ohio State students and JPMorgan Chase employees came together Tuesday night for a fireside chat on diversity and leadership between President Michael Drake and banking executive Sekou Kaalund.

In front of a packed house at the Ohio Union, Drake and Kaalund answered questions from moderator Jacquelyn Meshelemiah, the new assistant vice-provost for diversity and inclusion, on the keys to success, what inspired them to pursue their dreams and the importance of diversity in their respective careers. Later, students got their turn to ask questions of the dynamic duo during an extended question-and-answer session.

The fireside chat, part of a partnership between JPMorgan Chase and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, was aimed at spreading awareness of the Advancing Black Pathways paid apprenticeship program held in select JPMC offices. The Advancing Black Pathways Apprentice Program aims to introduce talented and motivated under-represented rising college Freshman and Sophomores, in particular Black students, to financial education and to the financial profession.

JPMorgan Chase with President Drake
Student asks question at JPMorgan Chase Fireside Chat
Student speaking at microphone
President Drake speaking