BENEFITING: America Needs You
My name is Mark and I am a rising senior at Rutgers University where I major in Statistics/Mathematics & Economics and will graduate in Spring 2017. As a low-income first-generation college student, I wasn’t aware of the steps I needed to take in order to pursue a career in financial services. America Needs You gave me the tools and resources I needed to successfully explore a career in finance, such as teaching me the importance of networking and how to properly conduct an informational interview. My Mentor Coach played an instrumental role in helping me navigate the recruiting process by teaching me the technical concepts one would need to know in order to do well during a finance interview. This summer I will be interning as a Sales & Trading Summer Analyst at Morgan Stanley, where I hope to learn more about the multiple different types of financial products and how financial markets are intertwined with each other. Without the Fellows Program, I would have never gained the skills I needed to receive this opportunity. I am excited about what the future holds for me and am grateful you are supporting my professional journey.