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Howard University Hosts Nick Cannon for Fireside Chat

Howard University Nick Cannon

The Howard University School of Business and JPMorgan Chase recently came together to host a for a “fireside chat” with Nick Cannon, discussing business, success, and education.

The event, which took place on September 25, was open to the Howard community and hosted by Noah Wintroub, Vice-Chairman at JPMorgan. Wintroub has worked alongside some of the most globally recognized names in tech and entrepreneurship as they went through the process of building their businesses.

“Howard University has a successful history of pairing top students with top companies for networking and career opportunities. We are thrilled to partner with JPMorgan Chase and Nick Cannon to provide this informative event to Howard students,” Howard University Dean Dr. Barron H. Harvey said. The actor and producer enrolled at the university in 2016.

The hour-long event was free to students who registered in advance and took place at the University’s School of Business Auditorium. The conversation between Wintroub and Cannon centered around his career as an actor, comedian, host, writer, and the many other roles he takes on, as well as how he is able to build a professional brand while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Howard. The chat also included a question & answer segment for students to engage directly with the participants.

Cannon is coming off what may have been his biggest and most tumultuous year of his professional career, departing as the host of ABC’s America’s Got Talent (which he also produced) after eight seasons. Cannon’s MTV staple Wild n’ Out concluded its ninth season in early October, of which he is still an Executive Producer.

This is not the first time Howard University has partnered with JPMorgan Chase. A leader in global financial services, JPMorgan serves millions of consumers throughout the U.S. as well as prominent corporate, institutional, and government clients. Every year, the company hires top talent from the university to participate both in full-time roles and at the company’s highly-selective summer internship.

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