Julia Cornelio received a Bachelor's degree in business administration from Baruch College. She has been employed at the Swiss bank UBS AG since November 1991 and now holds the position of Executive Director. Her journey from the Dominican Republic to a high-level position in the banking industry is an amazing story, but she tells it with quiet humility, always noting her surprise at the opportunities that have come her way—opportunities that her dedication to hard work and her strong sense of duty have nonetheless helped to make possible.
"Up to the age of 15 I lived in the small village of Castillo in the Dominican Republic. I had a solid family structure with four brothers and one sister. My parents were hardworking people. My father worked for the city and my mother worked from home as a seamstress. I had good teachers who inspired us to focus on education. My parents used to take us to meetings and campaigns to elect government officials. It was clear to me that you need to connect with people as well as gain their support. In my job I have to have good communication with people and connect with them. If we don't have a good relationship, my job is not successful." Read More!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO JOIN US FOR: The Dominican Intellectual Legacy Gala on December 6th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the magnificent Great Hall of the City College of New York on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute.
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