Find out more information about  
Fill out this form and a representative will contact you.
Captcha Image
Contact Us
Rite of Passage
Rite of Passage

Yesterday I was on the 7am Amtrak Acela from New York City to Washington DC. I know what many of you are thinking, but the answer is no, I wasn't there to mediate the meeting between House Speaker Paul Ryan and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (although I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for that get together). The reason for my trip was that Leo Weiner, my second child, graduated from the George Washington University School of Business. For those of you who've been in the same or similar position, you know there's nothing like seeing your child graduate from college. It brings back 21 years of memories from when they were infants, toddlers, little boys or girls, the teenage years, driving, and if we're lucky enough, their leaving home to attend college, with the hope (or expectation) that this is the beginning of life as an independent adult.

Fortunately, Leo is one of the lucky ones who graduated with a job waiting for him. He'll begin work on June 1 as a commercial banker with TD Bank, where he interned for two summers while attending GW. And even with a job, until the point he actually was offered and accepted the job a few months ago, going through the process of getting that first job with your soon-to-be-graduating child is not without stress. I know there are many of you who've been there and done that.

GW does graduation over several days. There are approximately 2,000 graduates in the class of 2016, so each of the schools has its own separate graduation ceremony in which all the graduates are called by name to receive their recognition. The School of Business had 400 graduates. After graduation yesterday and a celebratory dinner at DC's branch of the Capital Grille (one of my favorites), I'm back on the Acela this morning (as this column posts) heading to an afternoon of meetings in our NYC office. Tomorrow morning I'll head back to DC again on the Acela with Tracy and Lily for another celebratory dinner that night, followed Sunday morning by another graduation ceremony for the entire graduating class which takes place in the shadow of the Washington Monument on the National Mall. It should be a terrific experience.

For as much business travel as I do, it's truly a pleasure to do all the back and forth between NYC and DC this week to celebrate such a happy family occasion. My congratulations to all of you out there, wherever you may have gone to school, who are part of the Class of 2016. And to you Leo: you've really made your family proud. Especially your dad.

Go Back

The opinions expressed in this column are solely those of Jeffrey M. Weiner and do not represent those of Marcum LLP, its partners or its employees.

Meet Jeffrey M. Weiner
View Jeffrey Weiner's Profile View Profile
Download Jeffrey Weiner's Contact Card Download vCard
Connect with Jeffrey Weiner on LinkedIn Connect with Jeffrey Weiner
Follow Jeffrey Weiner on Twitter Follow Jeffrey Weiner
Subscription Preferences
Recent Posts
Change Is In the Air
Tradition of Service
Buckle Up
Because You Count
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013

New York
New Jersey
Rhode Island
Grand Cayman

Get in Touch

Get Connected
Privacy | Legal | Sitemap | Secure Mail