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Kevin

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My name is Kevinand I am a rising junior at Baruch College. I  am pursuing a degree in Finance with a minor in Psychology and will graduate in Spring 2018. As a first-generation college student, I needed extra support and guidance to help me prepare for a career.  America Needs You and the Fellows Program is giving me the training I need to be successful.   As a student pursuing a career in business, I needed to learn the practices within the professional environment, such as networking, interviewing and working among peers, and how to apply them in real situations. Through the professional development workshops held by America Needs You, I have successfully expanded my network with professionals in the lines of business that I am interested in, and become more confident in portraying my skills and capabilities during an interview. My Mentor Coach has helped me improve my networking and interviewing skills. Prior to having been paired up with my Mentor Coach, I was nervous and did not know what to say when it came to meeting professionals. He introduced me to people that are in his network and guided me towards how to effectively meet new people and learn more about their responsibilities. Through various mock interviews, my Mentor Coach has shown me how to pitch my personal story and describe my previous experiences as selling points in showing my capabilities. This summer I will be interning as a Private Equity intern at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where I hope to learn effective communication and presentation skills as well as broaden my financial knowledge. Without America Needs You and the Fellows Program, I would have never had this opportunity. I am excited about what the future holds for me and am grateful you are supporting my professional journey.

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