Goldman Sachs Local College Collaborative (LCC)
The Goldman Sachs Local College Collaborative (LCC) is a unique leadership program that brings together college students with Goldman Sachs business leaders to develop leadership, career readiness, business management, analytical, teamwork, networking, and presentation skills. In support of Goldman Sachs’ commitment to local workforce development, the LCC brings together forty high-performing students from four academic institutions in close proximity to the firm’s offices in Jersey City and New York City.
Ten students from each of the partnering schools are identified through a competitive application process. Over the course of a semester, students work alongside their peers and Goldman Sachs coaches forming “school pods”. School pods are assigned a public company to evaluate and are given business case challenges that are aimed to address finance, public relations, human resources, and other key areas. The entire LCC cohort also meets periodically to network with one another and hear from Goldman Sachs business leaders on professional development topics. Students receive academic credit and/or a stipend from their respective school for participating in the LCC.
This year the Saint Peter’s LCC Team has been assigned to work with Overground Cloud Services, a Salesforce Consulting Partner. The team will be presenting their business case challenge to representatives from Overground, Salesforce and Goldman Sachs on May 7th.
At Saint Peter’s this program is offered in conjunction with a three credit academic course, Business Problem Solving, which gives students the theoretical basis and practical tools to excel in the program. The course focuses on the analysis of complex business problems and their causes and the inter-functional implications of potential solutions.
2021 GSLCC – From the Guarini School Newsletter
Saint Peter’s, for the fifth consecutive year, participated in the Goldman Sachs Local College Collaborative (LCC). This is a unique leadership program that brings together college students with Goldman Sachs business leaders to develop leadership, career readiness, business management, analytical, teamwork, networking, and presentation skills. In support of Goldman Sachs’ commitment to local workforce development, the LCC brings together forty high-performing students from four academic institutions in close proximity to the firm’s offices in Jersey City and New York City.
Ten students from each of the partnering schools were selected through a rigorous, competitive application process. The SPU students included: Koral Booth; Luke Cellie; Martin Le Pays Du Teilleul; Vincenzo Marna; Nabiah Nadir; Omotolani Osipitan; Shelby Piccinic; Jesse Resurreccion; Imani Spicer and Natalie Varghese. Over the course of the spring semester, in addition to the Goldman Sachs executive presentations, students tackled a business case challenge involving Salesforce and Overground Cloud Services (OCS), a Salesforce consulting partner. This real-world case involved improving sales effectiveness for the OCS sales team.
The culmination of the program was a Zoom presentation of recommendations by the students on May 7th to an audience of over 50 guests and a panel of judges. This year the judge’s panel included, Dennise Horven ’18, an alumnae of GSLCC 2.0. In the words of one of the judges, Howard Stall, VP of Technology at OCS, “The team presented with confidence and composure…it’s hard to believe that they have only worked on this for a few months. Their recommendation was believable and real-world.”
Students were guided by two volunteer Goldman Sachs coaches Alexa Perrucci and Nicole Gayda, by Professor Ray Butkus of the Guarini School and Taina Cutler of the Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning.
Meet the Team
Raymond T. Butkus
LCC Faculty Mentor
LCC School Coordinator
Career Engagement Mentor
Natalie Varghese ’21 grew up in Weehawken, New Jersey. At Saint Peter’s University, Natalie is a Marketing Management major with a minor in Psychology. She recently completed a Cybersecurity internship, earned a Google Ads Search Certification, and finished first in her class for the Stukent Internet Marketing Simulation. Natalie’s propensity to follow her curiosity has led to experiences in multiple fields. She has served in Title I schools as an AmeriCorps member and previously ran all social media accounts for Industry Kitchen, a Manhattan restaurant known for its two-thousand-dollar pizza. She also worked in community outreach and event planning for Cartridge Evolution, a remanufacturer of inkjet cartridges. After graduation, Natalie plans on attending a coding training program to diversify her skill set. Natalie is an avid reader and spends much of her free time learning new skills.
Shelby Piccinic 23’ is from Colonia, New Jersey and graduated from Colonia High School in 2018. At Colonia, Shelby was the Cross Country and Track team captain and earned several athletic awards in the state and national competitions. At Saint Peter’s University, Shelby is the Chief of Staff for the Student Government Association, a distance runner for the cross country and track team, and a member of the Student Leadership Fellows (SLF) program. Shelby is majoring in Business Management with a focus in marketing and plans to pursue a sales career after graduation. Prior to attending Saint Peter’s, Shelby was an Army Cadet and Officer in Training at the United States Military Academy West Point. In her free time, Shelby enjoys spending time with her twin brother John and getting her nails done.
Vincenzo Marna ’21 is from Princeton, New Jersey and is completing a BS/MS degree in Business Management and Business Analytics at Saint Peter’s University. He is currently a member of the Student Leadership Fellows (SLF) program, a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of New Jersey, and a volunteer at several local hospitals. Vincenzo is a former collegiate athlete who proudly gives back to local youth soccer organizations by teaching young athletes the fundamentals of the sport he is extremely passionate about. He has held internships in financial services and asset management with MassMutual Tri-State and Private Client Group AM. After graduation, Vincenzo aspires to a career in finance or other business-related fields where he can bring his leadership, management, and communication skills to provide value for organizations. Vincenzo enjoys listening to informative podcasts, spending time with family, and learning more about entrepreneurship.
Luke Cillie ’23 is from Cape Town, South Africa and graduated from Parklands College, one of the few Apple Distinguished Schools worldwide. At Parklands College, Luke held several leadership roles and participated in swimming and water polo. Luke is a sophomore at Saint Peter’s University and majoring in Accounting with a minor in Business Law. He also plans to pursue a master’s in Business Analytics through the accelerated graduate program. With a tremendous focus on academics, Luke is also a member of the university’s Division I Men’s Swim and Dive team. After graduation, he plans to take the CPA exam while working at a top accounting firm. Luke enjoys exploring the city with friends and trying out different restaurants.
Nabihah Nadir ’22 hails from Carteret, New Jersey and graduated from Union Catholic Regional High School. At Saint Peter’s University, Nabihah is an International Business Major and Marketing Management Minor. She will begin working on her MBA in Risk Management and Business Analytics alongside her undergraduate degree in the second semester of her junior year. She is a second-year Resident Assistant on campus working with a mixed range of students to promote the integration of all aspects of campus life and establish a supportive community for residential students. Nabihah is the Student Representative for the Smoking Cessation Taskforce, and a member of Tri-Alpha National Honor Society for First-Generation College Students and Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society. After graduation, Nabihah is determined to obtain her Master’s degree and spend time traveling with her mom before stepping into her career. Nabihah’s interests include fashion, designing art, makeup, and photography.
Jesse Resurreccion 22’ grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey and graduated from Marist High School as a Champagnat Scholar and Salutatorian, and received an Athletic Scholarship for Division One Tennis. Jesse is majoring in Marketing Management with minors in Business Management and Business Law. She currently serves as Treasurer for the John T. Coughlin History Club, Fashion Coordinator for FAME, and Marketer for the Business Law Association. Jesse was a ranked member of the United States Tennis Association, held a membership in the Bayonne Junior Chamber of Commerce, and is an active network marketer. She held a civil law internship with the Hudson County Superior Court under honorable Judge Jablonski. Post-graduation, Jesse intends to pursue her MBA at Saint Peter’s University. During her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, and documenting impactful events.
Koral Booth graduated from Hudson County Community College (HCCC) in May 2020 with an Associate’s in English. At Saint Peter’s University, Koral is a Communications and Media Studies major and a Journalism minor. She was recently accepted into the accelerated graduate program and will be pursuing a Master’s in Higher Education. Koral is an Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Scholar, an America Needs You (ANY) Fellow, and a member of the Evolving Leadership Program. She serves as the Alumni Representative on the HCCC Board of Trustees, VP of Leadership on the PTK Alumni Board, and Co-Chair of the Achieving the Dream HCCC student chapter. Koral is a recipient of, and spokesperson for, the Community College Opportunity Grant. At HCCC she served as President of The National Society of Leadership and Success, President of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, and President of The Later in Life Leaders, a club she started to help non-traditional students excel in college. Koral is always looking for opportunities to grow as a person and enjoys spending time with her four sons, Dorian age 7, Tristyn age 12, Evan age 13, and Atrell age 19.
Imani Spicer ‘21 was born and raised in Austin, Texas. At Saint Peter’s University, Imani majors in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Computer Science. She is a member of the Saint Peter’s Women’s Volleyball team, a member of the Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and a new member of the Capital Area Alliance of Black School Educators (CAABSE), an affiliate of the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) organization. Following graduation, Imani plans to begin teaching while furthering her studies and obtaining certifications in the computer science field. With her options open, her career goal is to enter the technology workforce while still being influential in the lives of children. Her personal interests include fitness and beauty as she loves to experiment with different styles and partake in physical activities that stimulate her physically and mentally.
Martin Le Pays du Teilleul
Martin Le Pays du Teilleul spent most of his life in France where he graduated from Saint-Pierre Saint Brieuc High School in 2017. At Saint Peter’s University, Martin is an International Business major and a Business Law minor. He is currently a game management student employee, although COVID-19 stopped all athletics events on campus. He also works as a consumer consultant for TFour, an Italian company that manages Italian fashion brands’ customer service. Martin is on the Saint Peter’s Division I Men’s Swim Team and a brother of the Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. He spent five months as a business development intern at Swell Inc., a small company that produces and post-produces advertising campaigns for brands such as MCM, L’Oréal, and Nike. After graduation, Martin plans to do a road trip to the West Coast and visit some of the famous American canyons before eventually enrolling in business school in France. Martin is passionate about sneakers and likes to go explore New York City on his free time.
Omotolani “Tola” Osipitan ‘23 grew up in Albany, NY and graduated from Colonie Central High School with an Advanced Regents Diploma. In her senior year, she was awarded the Suburban Council Leadership Award. Tola was captain of her track and field team and the Historian of her class executive club. At Saint Peter’s University, she is majoring in Political Science. Tola is on the Dean’s List and is also a member of the Division I Women’s Track and Field Team. She recently completed the Regents Professional Leadership Program, a selective mentoring program for high-achieving sophomores at Saint Peter’s. After graduation, Tola plans to attend law school and become a practicing attorney. During school holidays, Tola enjoys traveling to Lagos, Nigeria to visit family and friends.