Are you looking to switch careers and start working in the financial industry? If that’s the case then this week’s episode is just for you. I would like to introduce you all to the BLX internship program.

BLX stands for BLatinX. This program is specifically designed to help turn aspiring Black and Latinx financial planners obtain an internship at a financial planning firm. Alongside me in this week’s episode are De’Shonda Burton and Luis Luquin. Both of which are interns from the program.

We are going to be talking about the program, what it means for them to be in the program and how this has impacted our overall goal of changing the complexion of wealth. If all this has piqued your interest then tune in and listen to find out even more!


>> De’Shonda and Luis’s background

>> How Luis and De’Shonda got interested in the financial industry

>> How De’Shonda’s skill set in her previous career is helping her in her new career

>> What it means to Luis and De’Shonda to be part of the BLX program

>> What motivates Luis and De’Shonda to grow learn and lead

>> De’Shonda and Luis’s opinion on what kind of role education plays in wealth building

>> De’Shonda and Luis’s advice for people who are interested in getting into the financial service industry

Connect with De’Shonda

>> LinkedIn

Connect with Luis

>> LinkedIn

If you loved this episode, you have to listen to these episodes as well:

>> Finding Your Niche and Doing What you Love with Jannese Torres-Rodriguez

>> Making the Financial Industry More Inclusive with Lazetta Braxton

>> Building a Better Future through Holistic Financial Planning with Luis Rosa

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