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INI Alumnus Succeeds in Financial Sector

November 12, 2010

The INI loves to hear from alumni making headlines. Jamar Parris, a 2007 graduate of the Master of Science in Information Networking program, describes adding the "wow" factor to new applications developed for his employer in the financial sector. Parris is featured in a recent article for Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology titled "The job market is improving for African Americans in IT" by Sonya Stinson.

An excerpt from the article follows:

There is no such thing as a typical workday in the life of Jamar Parris. He's an application architect at BNY Mellon (New York, NY), an asset management and securities services company.

"I might spend one day working on a financial model and the next speaking to vendors and internal customers about a completely different project to satisfy a business need that just came up," says Parris.

He works in the asset management sector, where his team focuses on standardizing business functions, like trading, accounting and billing, onto a common platform to improve efficiency and lower costs.

The article reveals some background about his childhood in the Caribbean and what inspired Parris to pursue a technology career. In addition to Parris, the article spotlights several other professionals who have found challenges, satisfaction and enjoyment from their careers in technology.

Read the full article: "The job market is improving for African Americans in IT" (Diversity/Careers).

Pictured above: Jamar Parris, MS17 (image source: Diversity/Careers)