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International Business & Management Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2021

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Danielle Paz

Major: international business & management
Hometown: New York, New York
Employer: Weber Shandwick
Job title: crisis communications intern, corporate issues

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has provided a wonderful education that has allowed me to leave confidently and with a well-rounded knowledge of the business sector. Not only do I feel comfortable following up in my chosen field of communications, but I also feel like I was given the tools to explore other realms if need be. The international business & management major has pushed me beyond expectations and allowed me to see strengths in areas I thought impossible. Leaving Dickinson, I know I will excel in PR and use my education to fill in gaps and explore intersections between creative thinking and ethical initiatives.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

Furthering my career in the PR realm and learning more about how I can use my personal assets, creative endeavors and interests to benefit clients; and positively contribute to the world around us!

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

My first-year seminar with Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Katie Oliviero gave me confidence as a Hispanic woman delving into new topics and confirming my voice in new spaces. Although I did not major/minor in women's studies, I found this course essential to my foundation and growth at Dickinson College. Many teachers throughout Dickinson provided immense comfort and support throughout my experience, but Professor Oliviero not only provided educational resources but the intellect that inspired me to be the best learner and woman that I could be.

Internship Experience

  • PR intern, Troika Mission Group
  • Account executive, My Young Auntie PR
  • PR & marketing intern, strangelove new york

Ally Diez

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Rockville Centre, New York
Employer: Vanguard
Job title: client relationship associate

Job Responsibilities

Partner with our clients to assist them with a wide range of inquiries.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has helped me develop a global perspective and given me many analytical skills to help me succeed after college.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

Living on my own and being independent.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Playing on the women’s soccer team.

Internship Experience

General Cocoa, New York City. I was a logistics intern one summer.

Patrick Mangan

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Severna Park, Maryland
Employer: Whiting-Turner
J​​​​ob title: field engineer

Job Responsibilities

Manage the subcontractors and day-to-day logistics of the jobsite.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I learned how to solve complex problems as well as manage time very effectively.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

Learning more about the construction management field.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

My first class, where I truly learned how effective the small class size is to further learning, especially with the foreign languages. 

Internship Experience

Project management with Whiting-Turner.

Nadia Shahab Diaz

Majors: international business & management, international studies
Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey
Graduate School: New York University Stern School of Business
Field of study: accounting

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I'm excited to continue my graduate studies in the fall at the NYU Stern School of Business to acquire my master's of science in accounting. I'm looking forward to furthering my technical accounting skills with the program's rigorous curriculum and to pursuing CPA certification afterward, and I can't wait to take advantage of the connections and opportunities available in New York City. This summer, I will be working at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., as a reinsurance accounting intern. Although I am new to the insurance/reinsurance industry, I am looking forward to the new skills and experiences that I will be learning and cannot wait to better understand the unique field of reinsurance accounting. I'm hoping that my pursuit of accounting will bring me a career where each day is different, with plenty of interpersonal interactions and connections and with many opportunities for travel and international assignments.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

My international business & management curriculum has been integral to the development of my career path, particularly because of my classes with Lecturer in International Business & Management Joy Middaugh and Professor of International Business & Management Steve Erfle. Although I did not expect to be interested in accounting, Professor Middaugh's vibrant personality and clear teaching techniques made me want to take one accounting course after another with her, while the quantitative and empirical analysis concepts that I learned in Excel through Managerial Decision-Making have made me a stronger student and taught me the value of the subject in real-life business decisions. We always talk about how valuable our professors are and the connections that Dickinson allows us to have with them, but it is truly the professor that makes the class, no matter how drab you may expect the subject to be coming in, and you might find yourself unexpectedly liking something you thought would not be that important.

Internship Experience

Dickinson College Admissions Office, admissions events intern. When I was offered the position toward the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I had the unique experience of beginning it under completely remote circumstances. In order to incorporate the student experience in admissions virtual programming, I was responsible for the development, execution and management of a new student-led series called "Common Room Sundays," which became an opportunity for prospective students to learn about the Dickinson experience from current students in an environment that promoted confidential and honest discussion. I also contributed to the organization of on and off-campus admissions events, including panel building, application review, marketing and communications, program support and assessment.

Jenny Wang

Majors: international business & management, international studies
Hometown: Wuxi, China
Employer: Spark44
Job title: operation executive

Job Responsibilities

Managing accounts and ads for customers and making sure the marketing plans are laid out appropriately.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I took HR as one of the electives of INBM and that’s really helpful in terms of interviews and salary negotiations.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I’d love to take my chance in the marketing and advertising industry.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Definitely studying abroad in Germany! Excellent program for studying and traveling around.

Internship Experience

Miracle Automation.

Kayla Dobyns

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: Northeastern University
Field of study: accounting, MSA + MBA dual degree

Brandon Qiu

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Norwich, Connecticut
Employer: Arrive Logistics
Job title: business development sales representative

Job Responsibilities

  • Learning the ins and outs of the logistics industry as well as sales techniques through training.
  • Making outbound phone calls and sending emails to establish strong business relationships.
  • Managing my own book of business. Once you land an account, I manage the day to day and am the main point-of-contact.
  • Creating and maintaining strong business relationships internally and externally.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson taught me how to prioritize my time when I was balancing school, sports and extracurriculars.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

Being in a management role in a company that not only delivers a competitive product or service but also cares about the sustainability and well-being of our world.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Making the Dickinson squash team my sophomore year, creating the club squash team my freshman year and my study abroad experience in Málaga, Spain.

Internship Experience
  
CT Business Consulting (Hartford, Conn.). Conducted a successful sales and marketing campaign for our client Sprint/Assurance Wireless; consistently exceeded weekly sales goals for base and premier devices sold; demonstrated strong leadership through contributing to strategy setting, presenting at workshops to new workers, organizing business trips, taking charge of multiple office responsibilities and recruiting and training new employees; promoted to a corporate trainer within one month.
   
Aflac (Glastonbury, Conn.): Advertise and sell various elective plans and services to employers and their employees as a licensed agent, work with Aflac regional manager to optimize marketing strategies using insights from corporate data and analytics, communicate with perspective clients to understand their specific needs; build customized group and individual plans to protect employers and create productive work environments, develop lasting relationships through periodic contact, continuous education and role as a trusted resource; collect premiums and assist with filing claims.

Gavin Wood

Majors: international business & management, Italian studies
Hometown: Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Employer: Goldman Sachs
Job title: analyst

Job Responsibilities

Assisting in managing accounts for private wealth clients and private banking clients.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson allowed me to build the connections and skills needed to succeed in any place of business.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am very excited about moving to a new city and state. I am also looking forward to all the opportunities that the future may hold.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Joining my fraternity, Sigma Lambda Beta as well as being tapped as a member of Scroll and Key.

Internship Experience

Goldman Sachs, Consumer Investment Management Division, Salt Lake City Utah (Virtual). Created presentations, analyzed information and created more efficient programs for the operations team to assist in managing the private wealth clients.

Tatiana Lopez

Majors: international business & management, Italian studies
Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Employer: Vanguard
Job title: client relationship associate

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

At Dickinson I was able to develop a lot of skills that I will need in my career after college, like time management, leadership and teamwork.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Being part of the volleyball team.

Internship Experience

Summer 2019. American International Group (AIG) in Puerto Rico. I was a policy clerk and worked on different projects about insurance offering.

Valerie Busch

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Mahwah, New Jersey
Employer: Aetna/CVS Health
J​​​​​ob title: financial analyst 

Job Responsibilities

It is a financial leadership development program where I will be rotated in a different position each year for three years (my location may change as well!). My first rotation will be under the Department of Financial Accounting Services. I am not entirely sure what my responsibilities will be, but generally it will involve supporting my team and overall company in everyday tasks and activities, focusing on financial reporting, analysis and strategy.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has helped me become a critical thinker in this world. I feel like I am also more open-minded, something I will carry with me in my future career when I work under new people, with new people and in new positions. I believe the global and interdisciplinary courses really enhanced this quality for me. The business courses' core goals and values have definitely enhanced my communication skills. Clubs, sports and Student Senate have been applicable to this as well.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am anticipating acquiring professional skills, both soft and hard ones, throughout my post-graduate experiences. I hope to continue networking and making my mark in each role I have in this leadership program, and beyond it in my future career. I also hope to reach success while also enjoying the work I do and following my passions.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

My defining moments at Dickinson have been the service trips I participated in. I went to West Virginia and was able to do truly impactful work and meet incredible Dickinson students and leaders. I also led a service trip in Hawaii and was able to truly experience a cultural exchange with another inspiring group of students whom I hadn't known before the trip. Both trips really opened me up and forced me to learn about new cultures. I hope to continue volunteer work in my future. Being junior class president in Student Senate was also a rewarding experience as I got to engage with leaders and students in my class about their wants, in addition to getting to know the administration and the projects they were working on!

Internship Experience

I had a few internships and externships throughout my Dickinson experience. I had two externships with Access Holdings, a private equity firm in Baltimore, Maryland, where I researched an industry that would be optimal investment for the company, and created a slide deck. I sat in on meetings to learn about the process of investing in another company. One was one week, and the other was two weeks. I shadowed a JP Morgan alum for three days in NYC during one of our winter breaks, learning about the different jobs around the company, especially the trade room. Lastly, I interned for Aetna/CVS Health for two summers. One summer was under their Department of Premium Accounting in Hartford, Connecticut, where I tracked customers' payments and identified monthly fluctuations. My next summer was virtual under the Enterprise Economics team, where I supported the team with strategic projects. I worked to identify where the company can increase utilization of their own assets across business segments.

Matei Mares

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Bucharest, Romania
Employer: Asociația Adi Hădean
Job title: project manager

Job Responsibilities

Support business development and manage existing projects.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson offered me a lot of experiences within the United States and even in Italy (studying abroad), but most importantly, the liberal-arts education allowed me to participate in multiple other domains apart from the one in which I majored, taking religion, psychology, educational studies and French language classes along the years. This helped me make unusual connections to solve problems and helped me to take a wider perspective on life in general.

Internship Experience

I was able to intern at a Romanian-American consulting company in New York City, while studying away from campus at Baruch College.

Aliah Aquino

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Employer: Angelo Gordone
Job title: investor relations intern

Internship Experience

AIDS Healthcare Foundation as a marketing intern in Los Angeles, Calif.

Annie Pendleton

Majors: international business & management, Spanish
Hometown: Warrenton, Virginia
Employer: Third Bridge
Job title: associate

Job Responsibilities

I will be working as an associate to connect clients with industry experts in order to better their business practices. First, I will work to understand the clients' needs, then research professionals in the respective industries to establish who can best answer their questions.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson's liberal-arts education has prepared me well for a career in information services because it has challenged me to think in a variety of different ways as I expect to in this role. As an associate, I will work in a ton of different industries right off the bat. I expect that Dickinson has prepared me to think critically and communicate my findings.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am anticipating learning a lot in this role. I am excited to continue my education in a real-life setting.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Some of the most defining moments of my Dickinson experience have been as a result of the people that Dickinson introduced to me. I think that this became more evident throughout the past 15 months of the pandemic, when we were challenged to stay in touch in different ways.

Internship Experience

I worked for Deloitte, LLC, in their Hartford, Connecticut, office in the summer of 2020. I was a functional team member working on a government public sector project regarding health care accessibility.  

Natasha Di Centa

Major: international business & management
Hometown: London, United Kingdom
Employer: Sanofi
Job title: Aspiring Leaders Graduate

Job Responsibilities

The Aspiring Leaders Graduate Programme is a three-year rotational program in which I will spend rotations in sales & marketing and business operations & support, along with receiving leadership training throughout. This will give me the opportunity to learn more about the industry and find where my true passions fall, at which point I will be supported in continuing said career path.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson provided me with practical critical-thinking skills to take to the workplace, the ability to balance everything on my plate, while still having time to enjoy where I am, and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

To put everything I've learned into action while continuing to learn more about the pharmaceutical industry and myself. Working in an environment where everyone is passionate about improving the lives of individuals around the world through the creation of new drugs and vaccines. Also, the potential to travel with work and meet new people.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Study Abroad in Italy and New Zealand. My INBM Senior Seminar where we are "running" our own global company. Getting to know people from across the U.S. and the world. The relationships I've built with professors who I truly know want the best for me. The community service opportunities through Alpha Phi Omega.

Is there any other information you would like us to know?

Despite COVID ruining our study-abroad experiences, Dickinson has provided me with some amazing opportunities, for which I'm truly grateful

Internship Experience

Business analyst intern at L. Catterton (private equity) - Milan, Italy, Summer 2019

  • Assisted with the analysis of financial statements and produced easy-to-understand infographics.
  • Conducted market research and deep dives into competitor businesses to help understand the different market trends.

Consulting intern at Q5 Partners (management consulting) - London, U.K., Summer 218

  • Supported projects at world-known businesses: contributed to planning and running workshops and documenting key outputs.
  • Contributed to a gambling client’s organization design and restructure, working independently and within a team.

Internship experience U.K.: consulting,  Summer 2020

  • Developed skills in project management, strategic problem solving, change management and more, through sessions with Bain & Co., PWC, Accenture, Capital One and other top firms.
  • Produced a customer loyalty marketing strategy for a company with declining revenue, using own initiative to conduct research.

Internship experience U.K.: business, operations and marketing, Summer 2020

  • Developed skills in supply chain management, consultative selling, competitor analysis and more, through sessions with Google, P&G, GSK, and other top firms.
  • Received positive feedback on a project set by Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Analyzed potential target markets, produced recommendations and devised a marketing strategy with a £50K budget.

Hang Pham

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Employer: Pretty Tips
Job title: social media & marketing associate

Job Responsibilities

I will help plan the social media channels of the company and participate in certain brands' cooperation of the company.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I am very thankful for the education that Dickinson has provided me. The connections with peers and professors helped me become who I am today.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I look forward to working a few years and then opening my own company.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

My class "Introduction to Marketing" with Assistant Professor of International Business & Management Xiaolu Wang has really helped me find my passion for marketing!

Internship Experience

Popbar - marketing & branding intern, New York City.

Stroud Corr

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Hudson, Ohio
Graduate School: Northeastern University, D'Amore McKim School of Business
Field of study: Graduate School of Professional Accounting - M.B.A.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has provided me with a forward-looking education that is well-rounded and globally mindful. The many courses that I have taken while in school have prepared me while instilling the utmost confidence that if any challenges arise, I will be prepared.

Internship Experience

  • Marketing internship with Technogym S.p.A. in Fairfield, N.J. after my sophomore year. Tasks included gathering information regarding competitors’ products and services, putting together various presentations for in-house products and services, many of which were presented to a board of representatives, and sorting information regarding Technogym products which included consistently revising pricing for each Technogym product.
     
  • Financial services internship with Worden Capital Management in New York City, after my junior year. Worden Capital LLC is a specialty financial services firm providing investment expertise to high net-worth individuals and corporate executives. I worked with numerous wealth advisors and brokers who managed a broad range of products including private equity, new issue investment opportunities and secondary markets. My work entailed research and analysis including providing detailed summary fact sheets for our brokers and executives to review investment opportunities with new and existing clients.

Kristen Acocella

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Redding, Connecticut
Graduate School: Springfield College
Field of study: sport management

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

My next chapter in my educational journey will be commencing my master's in sport management in the highly ranked program at Springfield College. Being a Dickinson international business & management major (minors in economics and Italian) has helped prepare me for the foundation for the business and economic scale of both amateur and professional sports and sport management. Dickinson’s self-empowerment-styled curriculum is a solid base for traditional master's programs. Both in-class and extra-curricular programs at Dickinson are designed with individual contribution to a team environment, which will support a career in sport management. As a member of the Centennial Conference Champion Dickinson Softball Team, along with being a member of the Dickinson Equestrian Team where I won both individual and team awards, again the focus was on individual contributions to a team’s success. Basically, Dickinson provided a global sense in a close-knit environment. The challenging academic curriculum, athletic environment and satisfying clubs/organizations will make the next chapter successful.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am very much looking forward to the start of my graduate program this fall. Aside from the excitement of the next step toward a career in sport management, I am very much looking forward to two full years on campus with no interruption due to anything like we’ve all experienced this past year. Continuous classroom experiences, living in an uninterrupted campus/off-campus environment and being able to play two full years of softball due to the NCAA’s sanctioning for college athletes whose careers were interrupted by the pandemic—a return to normalcy is most anticipated!   

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

There have been several key milestones during my Dickinson experience. The first and hopefully lasting was the formation of a friend group that started early in freshman year and has lasted the duration and is expected to survive Dickinson for a lifetime. Academic growth, which has included dean’s lists onto what I hope will be cum laude designation has capped off a challenging and rigorous academic curriculum. I am a member of the 2019 Centennial Conference Champions and Regional NCAA participant in a year I was awarded post season honors. I am also a member of the Dickinson Equestrian Team where we won several horse show championships, and I also had the opportunity to represent the team at regional and national select events. Aside from the many extracurricular events, I am very proud that along with two other Red Devils athletes, founded a female focused weekly podcast, “Ladies in Red” that had a successful first year. Of course, facing the challenge of the Pandemic, which took away over a year’s experience, has defined us as a student body which survived and thrived under extreme conditions.   

Is there any other information you would like us to know?

I have enjoyed and appreciated a very full four years at Dickinson, even considering the challenges we all faced due to the Pandemic that has taken much of the college experience from us. I have made wonderful friends, enjoyed the comradery of competitive and successful athletes in two intercollegiate sports and participated in the formation of programs that will survive us upon graduation. I learned much about myself and how to adjust focus to maintain and succeed in multiple academic, athletic and extracurricular environments. I will soon complete my Dickinson experience and am most thankful for the journey both as an individual and a diverse population and comfortable that I am prepared for my next chapter.

Internship Experience

I completed two summer internships during my undergraduate years at Dickinson. The first was an in-office experience with Global Housing Expeditors (aka GHE) based in Wilton, Connecticut, following my sophomore year and the second was a virtual (due to COVID) experience with Northwestern Mutual of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, following my junior year.

  • GHE is a procurement advocate in the temporary furnished housing industry providing transient housing for Fortune 500 corporations in support of their transferred employees and project management consultants as an alternative to traditional hoteling. My responsibilities included supporting a team of Housing Coordinators with leasing execution of short-term apartments, preparing accounts payable and receivables and completing financial spreadsheets which were utilized to measure expense against cost which reconciled weekly cash flow.
     
  • Northwestern Mutual is a major mutual life insurance company which maintains a financial advisory division. I was part of a team of interns led by full-time business development/lead generating managers, focused on proving a consistent flow of potential client leads for NM multi-line advisory services. I was required to complete the insurance/financial advisory training program which was completed upon passing the Whole Life/Estate Planning licensing course, which allowed me to facilitate lead development. Much of our communication was on daily virtual zoom meetings.

Maryam Khalil

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan
Employer: SadiasAttire.com
Job title: founder & CEO

Job Responsibilities

  • Founded a clothing brand, which specializes in hand-painted fabric, made in Pakistan and sold statewide.
  • As a solo entrepreneur, I conducted a strategic business plan, developed business model and participated in all facets of business development.
  • Communicated with customers to identify and formulated their requirements; customized product to meet customers’ needs.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

During my first semester, while working for my First-Year Seminar class, "The Meaning and Purpose of Life," I found a quote by Picasso stating, “The meaning of your life is to find your gift; the purpose of your life is to give it away.” This quote made me think for a while, and a few questions arose in my mind: “What is my gift?” “Have I found my gift yet?” In the quest for answers to my questions, I started recognizing the gifts around me. Somewhere between discovering my gift and sharing it with others, I found my life’s purpose through this class. The most significant gift I discovered through this class was the gift of giving. I discovered this gift by volunteering with the Salvation Army soup kitchenette, hurricane relief, Safe Harbor-Night Without a Home and Habitat for Humanity, South Carolina. All four of these experiences taught me that helping others not only gives you an inner satisfaction but also a purpose in your life. These experiences taught me the importance of service and doing all that you can for those in your community and outside of it. I learned that donating your time to a valuable cause can be extremely rewarding, not only for those directly impacted, but for yourself, for your local community and, in the long run, for us all. I discovered that my gift is the zeal to help others, and my purpose is to keep sharing this gift of giving. I believe it is our duty to recognize these gifts and use them to share our message of hope and love with the world. The world needs our voices, our messages and our experiences, so that they can resonate in the hearts of others and give hope and courage to show that it is possible to overcome anything.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?  

Definitely my study abroad experience!

Internship Experience

The Borgen Project: Lobbied congressional offices and the White House in support of poverty-reduction programs and legislation to help make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. I found this internship through LinkedIn. This internship introduced me to connections in local congressional offices, which has significantly enhanced my networking skills. This experience further taught me some great soft skills, such as how to work in teams, how to find an approach to work that is resourceful and innovative and how to collaborate with diverse groups, both internal and external. Working at this prestigious organization not only prepared me to work for a nonprofit but also enabled me to take the role of an entrepreneur if I plan to change my career path in the future.

Joey Volpe

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Sea Girt, New Jersey
Employer: Hartford Funds
Job Title: advisor support consultant

Job Responsibilities

Explain in detail the products and funds that Hartford Funds has to offer to financial advisors once licensed. Work with the internal wholesale team and act as a liaison between the home office and wholesalers across the country. Provide illustrations for internal wholesalers.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I've been able to meet a broad network of connections to further my professional network in the near future.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

Being able to start a career in the financial services industry and make my way up to a leadership role in the future.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Playing baseball and meeting my best friends.

Internship Experience

I entered at Stifel Financial as a wealth management summer analyst going into my junior year at Dickinson. I had the opportunity to gain exposure to the wealth management industry while working under two financial advisors. Entering my senior year, I interned at Northwestern Mutual, where I received training on the sales cycle and received my life, accident and health insurance licenses.

Chris Delsandro

Majors: international business & management, economics
Hometown: Chatham, New Jersey
Employer: S&P Global Market Intelligence
Job title: client support associate

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson prepared me to solve problems quickly and adjust to any situation I may encounter. My time at Dickinson was spent learning various subjects, which forced me to adapt to every class. Translating to the workplace, I have taken on many different roles already, which would not have been possible if I did not have that ability to adapt quickly.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am very much looking forward to meeting new people. Through my internship experiences, I have come to realize that having a big network can only be beneficial. Talking to new people and building relationships is key to learning new things and putting yourself in the best situation to succeed.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

  • Signing into the college my freshman year.   
  • Starting four years for the baseball team.
  • The feeling of handing in the last assignment/exam every semester.
  • Studying abroad in Germany.

Internship Experience

Going into my junior year, I was a part of Wells Fargo's Wealth and Investment Management Internship Program. During that summer, I spent my time learning the ins and outs of the wealth management industry and successfully completed the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam. During the summer of 2020, I had the opportunity to intern with Boeing in Seattle, Washington, as a facilities and asset management intern. This was an unbelievable experience as I had the opportunity to manage budgets for different teams within the organization and complete a project relating to a logistical problem that was present at the time.

Chad Pingatore

Major: international business & management
Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
Employer: Electra Capital
Job title: investment analyst 

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for assisting with underwriting, structuring, acquisition, disposition, and asset management of Electra Capital's investments. Electra Capital, is an alternative lender specializing multifamily financing solutions, providing short-term capital solutions and advisory services to middle-market real estate firms. 

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has provided me with an analytical skillset to be able to look at issues critically. I have taken this skill set and applied it to the world of finance and M&A.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am looking forward to working across sectors in my transactional work. I am excited to explore the world of finance and perhaps get an M.B.A. at some point. I hope to one day start my own firm, whatever that may be.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Academically, it would have to be studying with friends in academic buildings and staying up late in the quiet section of the library. I really enjoyed my short semester in New York City in early 2020. I loved getting to be in such a stimulating environment and working very hard to network within the finance community there. I had a really cool experience where I walked into Roma Pizza Shop on the Upper East Side and met four Dickinson alumni who recognized me by my Dickinson Soccer quarter zip. It made me feel at home in the city. Athletically, it would have to be competing on the men's soccer team and getting to play in France and Spain with my teammates. I will remember that trip and cherish those bonds for a lifetime.

Internship Experience

  • Summer 2018: M&T Bank finance intern
  • Spring 2019 - Spring 2021: Lane Enterprises - financial analyst intern
  • Summer 2019: Wilmington Trust- securites auditing intern
  • January 2020: Anthemis Group externship 
  • Summer 2020: Strategic Exit Advisors- investment banking summer analyst (M&A)
  • Spring 2021: Zukin Partners- investment banking intern

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Published March 29, 2021